The hours are ticking down on a proposed Andrew Bynum move and according to Sporting News, it doesn’t appear as if the Cleveland Cavaliers will make a trade despite their best efforts to do so.
After suspending Bynum last week, the Cavaliers engaged themselves in multiple trade scenarios including one that reportedly involved the Los Angeles Lakers, who reportedly would have sent Pau Gasol to Cleveland in exchange for Bynum and draft picks/youth.
That trade never manifested though and with Bynum’s contract set to become guaranteed on Tuesday, the Cavaliers will likely opt to release him rather than trade him – this according to Sporting News:
The Cavaliers had reportedly set a midnight deadline for a trade, but are still working to complete something in the 11th hour. A source told Sporting News, though, that such a scenario is, “highly unlikely at this point.”
It’s possible the Cavaliers could workout a deal in the final hours of the day, so it’s not for certain they won’t trade him – it just doesn’t appear likely at this current time.
Regardless, it does appear he’ll no longer be on the Cleveland roster come Tuesday morning.