• My Scores
  • MLB
  • NBA
  • NHL

Report: Cavs could pick a trade partner Monday to deal Bynum

By Zach Harper | NBA writer

Bynum could find his way out of town and with a new team by next week. (USATSI)
Andrew Bynum could find his way out of town and with a new team by next week. (USATSI)

With the team suspending Andrew Bynum briefly, it seemed like only a matter of time until the Cleveland Cavaliers would possibly move the center out of town. Due to conduct detrimental to the team, Bynum was suspended this past Saturday, only to have the suspension lifted on Sunday. He was still excused from the team and isn't expected to be back in the Cavs' plans.

While trade rumors have been flying around involving him and various organizations, the Cavs have been trying to figure out how to get rid of Bynum while receiving something in return. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, the Cavs have offers to sift through and could choose one Monday. They're not expected to deal a major asset along with Bynum.

Bynum's deal pays him $12.2 million this season and $12.5 million next season. However, only $6 million of that is guaranteed this season. Next season's contract is guaranteed if he isn't waived by July 10, 2014. A team that deals for Bynum now could end up saving money by waiving him after the trade goes through. Any team just over the luxury tax could probably find their way under it just by acquiring him.

The team that acquires Bynum could also try to rehabilitate his knee and make him a productive player again if they need help inside. Then they'd have the option to keep around for next season at a hefty price and either use him or use his expiring contract on the trade market. Most likely, he'll be waived after being acquired.

CBSSports Facebook Google Plus
Conversation powered by Livefyre

nba Video

May 6, 2015
Bulls at Cavaliers Game 2 recap (2:16)
May 6, 2015
R.J. Hunter's Draft Stock
May 6, 2015
Is James Dolan the worst owner in sports?
May 6, 2015
Should Manu Ginobili retire?


Most Popular

CBSSports.com Shop

Men's adidas Stephen Curry White Golden State Warriors 2015 MVP Caricature T-Shirt

Stephen Curry Golden State Warriors 2015 MVP
Get the gear
Shop Now

Picks and Projections
Get the latest picks and projections sent directly to your inbox!
Thank you for subscribing!
Be on the lookout for the latest picks, lines, projections and analysis in your inbox.