It appears there has been some late night news to report in the basketball world. It has been reported by Yahoo Sports that the Cleveland Cavaliers have offered All-Star center Andrew Bynum a two year contract worth 24 million dollars. Bynum, who hasn’t played in an NBA game since he was a member of the Los Angeles Lakers during the 2011-2012’ NBA season, has a history of serious knee injuries. Despite the fact that Bynum struggles to remain healthy, he is still regarded as one of the best free agents this offseason and one of the best centers in the NBA.
If Bynum does decide to accept this offer from the Cavaliers, Cleveland could be a factor in the East this year. Although they will not be able to contend against the Heat, Bulls or Pacers just yet, they could find themselves in the top 5 or 6 teams in the East, however, that’s only if Bynum can remain healthy. The tandem of Kyrie Irving, Dion Waiters and a healthy Andrew Bynum would certainly give teams like New York and Brooklyn a good challenge.
Throughout his career, Bynum has averaged a near 12 points per game, while grabbing 7.8 boards and 1.6 blocks per game. Although Bynum is still just 25 years old, his knee injuries suffered throughout his career have severely limited his playing time in the league. However, when Bynum is fully healthy and out on the court, he possess as a serious threat to the opposing team.