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No, still no timetable for Andrew Bynum. What, you expected one?

Sep 24, 2013, 12:23 PM EDT

Andrew Bynum AP

Andrew Bynum on the court and playing anywhere near his old self would be a game changer for the Cavaliers. That’s not really in doubt.

Bynum getting on the court and playing like his old self is where the doubt comes in.

After watching the public relations train wreck that was Philadelphia last season, the Cavaliers know better than to put a timeline on Bynum’s return (and they put clauses in his contract to save them money if he does not return). Cavaliers GM Chris Grant again danced around the date of Bynum’s return speaking with the Plain Dealer.

At this point, what is there left to say about Bynum?

I have no doubt he wants to get back on the court. He has always been more motivated by money than love of the game, but in this case there is a lot of money on the line if he does not return and play well. Whatever you choose to think of Bynum, you shouldn’t question his desire to get back and play.

But where the mind is willing is the flesh still weak? And even if he does get back and play well, how long a contract would any team really give him?

All interesting questions, which will be answered on Bynum’s timeline. Whatever it is.

  1. truninerfan49 - Sep 24, 2013 at 12:33 PM

    why do teams keep signing him???

  2. limonadamas - Sep 24, 2013 at 12:40 PM

    $6 million guaranteed this year, regardless of what happens.

  3. aaronalexander23 - Sep 24, 2013 at 12:46 PM

    No bowling Andrew.

  4. miamatt - Sep 24, 2013 at 1:32 PM

    Step one towards sitting out all year complete. Step two: “Outside chance that Bynum be able to participate at some point during training camp”….

  5. cbking05 - Sep 24, 2013 at 1:48 PM

    Trade him while he has all this value still left … i think the sixers need a center

  6. jjthesportsguy - Sep 24, 2013 at 2:23 PM

    Shocked that a team gave him anything guaranteed, but I guess we are talking about the Cavaliers. I really liked Bynum coming out of HS. I thought he went to a good organization. Now that Bynum doesn’t have Kobe riding his @ss, his true colors are showing. I’ve never seen someone who disliked playing so much and only wants the paycheck.

    • bougin89 - Sep 24, 2013 at 3:06 PM

      Agreed. Plus his knee is basically shot. Add that all up and you get Mr. Andrew Bynum.

  7. thesportsguru7 - Sep 24, 2013 at 5:12 PM

    This guy is the most expensive clown I’ve ever seen! Better lock down your bowling alley’s Cleveland, cause Bynum will most assuredly get injured while playing the claw machine.

    • zoomy123 - Sep 25, 2013 at 6:53 AM


  8. lakerade - Sep 24, 2013 at 10:41 PM

    This makes me smile as it reaffirms that “losing” Dwight was definitely NOT the worst thing that could’ve happened. Nice move Mitch.

    • Anoesis - Sep 25, 2013 at 12:36 AM

      Kupchak took a cheap chance on Howard. It didn’t work out, but it didn’t cost much to find out Howard couldn’t handle the biggest stage in the NBA and/or someone intense like Bryant pushing him to be a team player.

  9. jimsjam33 - Sep 25, 2013 at 7:57 PM

    Grand Theft !

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