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October 13, 2012; Atlantic City, NJ, USA; Philadelphia 76ers center Andrew Bynum (33) on the bench in the fourth quarter against the Brooklyn Nets at the Atlantic City Convention Center. The Nets defeated the 76ers 108-105 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Cleveland Cavaliers put pressure on Andrew Bynum

The Cleveland Cavaliers have reportedly been interested in signing Bynum, and are now offering him a contract. It’s blatantly obvious that no team in the league will max out Bynum following last season. What his camp has been hoping to get is a one-year contract with a lot of money. That way Bynum would get what he believes is a fair price tag on him, and at the same time he would be a low-risk project for whoever signs him. According to Yahoo, the Cavs are willing to offer him a two-year, $24 million contract, but not without a catch.

Cleveland wants a team option on a second contract year to protect it against losing Bynum to 2014 free agency should his damaged knees heal enough to allow him to make a resurgence this season. The incentives of a possible Bynum contract could include minimal hurdles of completing training camp and reaching minutes and games-played plateaus in the regular season, league sources said.

(via Yahoo)

However, the Cavs are putting pressure on Bynum, and are ready to move on if he does not accept the offer in reasonable time.

Will Bynum stays in Detroit

The Detroit Pistons will re-sign Will Bynum. It seems to be a two-year deal worth $5.75 million.

Bynum had a decent enough season off the bench for the Pistons and with Jose Calderon leaving the team has decided to hold onto him.

Marreese Speights, Warriors agree on deal

Speights didn’t really fit well with the Cavaliers, and the Warriors needed a big man to replace Carl Landry on the bench. Speights is a similar player and is a decent option to fill the vacancy.

Randy Foye to Denver Nuggets

With Andre Iguodala headed to Golden State, the Nuggets and the Jazz will be completing a three-team sign-and-trade, which will send Randy Foye to Denver. Foye will not be able to replace Iguodala, but he will add some perimeter shooting and some backcourt depth, which is something the Nuggets were desperate for.

 

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