Andrew Bynum has cleared waivers, and is now a free agent in the NBA–again. He was waived by the Chicago Bulls on January 7th after trading Luol Deng to the Cavaliers for his contract. Him clearing waivers is a surprise to no one, but nonetheless, he is now on the open market.
We told you yesterday that there are reportedly eight teams that are vying for his services, and now it looks like one of them will pull the trigger soon. According to Marc Stein of ESPN, Bynum and his camp expect there to be a deal in place on Friday. Stein also goes on to say that Bynum wants to play for a contender, but does not want to play for the veteran’s minimum (so that means Dallas is out of the race).
Whoever gets Bynum will have to make sure his head is on straight, and that he would be a good fit. I don’t see him fitting in well in Miami, as his knees aren’t suitable to their system, and Chris Andersen can do more for them in their offense than Bynum can. They also have a project center in Greg Oden on their roster, so the end game there is unclear.
If Bynum can’t make it with whatever team he decides on, then you can expect him to be out of the league (maybe he can try his hand in professional bowling).