CLEVELAND (92.3 The Fan) – The Cavaliers search for a big man appears over, as NewsChannel 5 Sports Director and 92.3 The Fan host Andy Baskin reports say that former Lakers and 76′ers center Andrew Bynum has decided to ink with Cleveland.
Bynum was reported to have gotten a two-year offer from the Cavs worth $24 million. The first year was worth $12 million, but the second year was a team option.
Bynum to Cavs confirmed—
Andy Baskin (@andy_baskin) July 11, 2013
The Cavaliers are taking a risk with Bynum, as he missed all of last season with knee injuries after the 76ers acquired the 25-year-old last summer from the Los Angeles Lakers in a four-team trade.
Bynum knows Cavs coach Mike Brown, as he played with him in Los Angeles during the 2011-12 season that saw him have a career year.
He averaged 18.7 points and 11.8 rebounds and over the past 4 seasons that he’s played, Bynum has averaged 14.7 points and 9.5 rebounds.
The Cavs have already agreed to terms with Jarret Jack and Earl Clark this free agency period, both will be introduced on Friday in Independence.