According to the twitter account of ESPNLA 710 Radio, the Los Angeles Lakers will be sending Pau Gasol to the Cleveland Cavaliers for Andrew Bynum. It is unclear if there are other players involved in the deal.
BREAKING NEWS-League sources say Pau/Bynum deal is done and happening Sunday
— ESPNLA 710 Radio (@ESPNLA710) January 5, 2014
Gasol is averaging 15.3 points, 9.5 rebounds, 3.2 assists, and 1.4 blocks per game. Bynum is averaging 8.4 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 1.2 blocks per game. Gasol averages 30.4 minutes per contest while Bynum averages 20.0 minutes.
Bynum has not played since a team imposed suspension for conduct detrimental to the team on December 28th. The suspension was eventually lifted, and the Cavs opted to excuse Bynum from team activities. As a result, Bynum has missed the last five games.
Bynum played for the Lakers from 2005-2012, and won two championships with his former teammate Pau Gasol. The two seven-footers formed a formidable front court that dominated the game.
What do you think about the trade? What is next for Pau and Bynum? Are the Cavs setting the stage for LeBron’s return? Are the Lakers going to keep Bynum, or will they do what Jacob Rude of Lake Show Life says and waive him?