The Cavaliers are mulling a few trade scenarios for Andrew Bynum, with a target of Monday to choose one, tweets Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports. Wojnarowski adds that it is unlikely that the Cavs will send out significant asset with Bynum in a deal.
The Cavs have been talking with the Lakers about a potential swap centered around Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum, but those discussions have reportedly stalled. The Lakers don’t believe the Cavs have many other viable alternatives for Bynum, and feel as if they can afford to wait on a potential deal, but today’s report would indicate that there are multiple options for Cleveland to choose from.
Of course, Bynum’s market is largely in place because he can be waived on or before next Tuesday without a team having to pay his salary for the entire season, meaning that the club can cut him loose and save on its payroll and luxury tax bill. Luke Adams recently examined the big man as a trade candidate and noted that the Lakers and Bulls – two teams that have seen their title hopes vanish – aren’t the only clubs that could make sense for Bynum. The Celtics, Hawks, and Grizzlies are among the clubs that could be a fit, but they may also want a significant piece from the Cavs, which apparently isn’t in the cards.