However, Bynum reportedly asked for more than the league minimum and the Heat, over the salary cap, couldn’t offer more – even if they wanted to.
Per Pro Basketball Talk:
“We didn’t have much of a reaction at all,” James said. “We talked about it [Saturday] morning — guys said they’d seen it and that’s it. We didn’t have a conversation about it.”
I’m not really sure what James has to say here. In a way it comes across as sour grapes because the Heat were obviously interested in Bynum, but at the same time they couldn’t afford him outside of a minimum contract and it’s not exactly as if they need him.
Should be interesting to see if he becomes a difference maker or not come the postseason when the Pacers and Heat inevitably will face each other.