Nov 22, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers center Andrew Bynum (21) against the New Orleans Pelicans during the second quarter of a game at New Orleans Arena. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Trade Rumors: Cleveland Cavaliers mulling Andrew Bynum offer from Chicago Bulls

The Andrew Bynum drama seems to be reaching its climax as the Cavaliers were going to either trade their center or waive him within the next 48 hours. The main team mentioned the most in trade rumors with the Cavaliers has been the Los Angeles Lakers but FOX Sports NBA insider Sam Amico reports that there are as many as two or three other teams with offers on the table to acquire Bynum from the Cavs.

One of those teams is the Chicago Bulls, who earlier were ruled out of trade talks with the Cavs for Bynum. But Amico reports that they are apparently back in and among the finalists to land the center from Cleveland. No names were mentioned as far as who the Bulls are offering back, but chances are they could be offering up Luol Deng or perhaps even Carlos Boozer in a trade to land Bynum.

Amico also mentioned the Utah Jazz, who first surfaced in trade rumors earlier this weekend, but it remains unlikely that they’ll want to part ways with Richard Jefferson in any trade. Utah could offer up a draft pick or two to land Bynum but like the Bulls offer, nothing has been mentioned in terms of what is involved or what is being discussed.

The next 48 hours will be crucial for Bynum talks, but it’s clear that someone will have an offer the Cavaliers like and a deal will get done relatively soon.

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  • Lloyd A Brodnax

    No Bulls… He’s talented but trouble, trouble, trouble relative to camaraderie…

    • Guest

      bynum is nothing more then dennis rodman…..until he got to meet phil jackson…. just waits until he meets thibs… i bet you the respect happens fast. just like with rodman and thibs ….

      if you want the old micheal beasley was once a team cancer look how thats working out for miami now…

      • Jacob

        to everyone commenting about Bynum’s troubles, bulls are not trading to keep him, but waive him and save about $20 mil.

  • jtrain23

    Why would the Jazz be reluctant to trade Richard Jefferson? Furthermore, why would he be attractive to the Cavs? I know Bynum is a risk, but unless you can get a piece that would help in the future, just waive him. Taking on another guy who has question marks and doesn’t perform as he used to at 33 years old makes no sense to me.



    Bynum could be an ultra important part of the bulls as if they trade boozer he could easily replace him in the starting line up and they could move noah to pf a position that feel more natural for him anyway… the bulls suddenly become defensive monsters and they were already rebound kings this would take them beyond what boozer ever did and bring us back to the asik days ..but what bynum really does us helps spread the floor … as he can actually post up and dominate. making the floor space much better and more balanced …it also allows for noah to play at the top of the key and make great passes for bynum as he will be guarded by pf’s noah could easily take pfs off the dribble and use his size …… this makes the bulls when rose comes back a very dangerous team to stop alot of size power and skill ….