NBA Rumors: Andrew Bynum still asking teams for more than minimum salary

Dec 23, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers center Andrew Bynum reacts in the second quarter against the Detroit Pistons at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Hoping to recoup some of the $6 million dollars he lost when the Chicago Bulls waived him, free agent big man Andrew Bynum is still reportedly asking teams for more than the minimum salary – this according to ESPN’s Marc Stein.

Thursday marks three full weeks since Andrew Bynum became a free agent. Two main reasons it’s believed he does not yet have a new team …No. 1: Bynum wants more than min. money. No. 2: No team willing YET to pay more than minimum given ?s about how much he really wants to play

The problem for Bynum here is that the only teams that he’s interested in playing for are near or are exceeding the NBA’s salary cap. Even worse is most of them are bordering on the luxury cap, so signing Bynum could cost the team a lot more than just his ‘small’ salary. Add in that most teams have a full roster, they’d need to release a player to clear roster space (and would be stuck paying that player and Bynum).

It’s possible a team will bite the bullet and offer more in the future, but right now there doesn’t appear to be a team willing (assuming they can offer more than the minimum).

Topics: Andrew Bynum, Indiana Pacers, Los Angeles Clippers, Miami Heat

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