SORT BY Relevancy
By now you have probably heard the news that Andrew Bynum had been suspended indefinitely for conduct detrimental to the team, and that the Cleveland Cavaliers will look to trade him before the remainder of his two-year, $24 million contract becomes guaranteed on Jan. 7.
Would anyone want him?
All character issues aside -- and there are plenty of those -- this is still a player who started for the Western Conference All-Stars just two seasons ago. And 7-footers, even former All-Stars with knee issues, don't grow on trees. If you could get him in exchange for an expiring contract, would you do it? Becuase there are plenty of players on expiring contracts whose salaries are roughly the same as Bynum's. One such possibility is Kris Humphries of the Boston Celtics, and one has to wonder whether the Atlanta Hawks will kick the tires on a potential Bynum deal now that it appears Al Horford is done for the season with a torn pectoral muscle.
More on Bynum, plus a spin around the league, in this interview with John Jastremski of CBS Sports Radio.
Andrew Bynum is going to spend the next several weeks getting into shape and waving a towel for the NBA-leading Indiana Pacers, who have no plans to rush him into action after signing him last week.
Is that a plan that makes sense?
In this interview with Jody MacDonald of CBS Sports radio, we debated that question -- and I weighed in with the opinion that it is better to have a third option at center behind Roy Hibbert and Ian Mahinmi than to sit back and watch Bynum sign elsewhere -- perhaps even with an Eastern Conference contender that the Pacers might meet in the playoffs.
Jody Mac, because of his Philadephia roots, did not exactly agree.
It make for a lively back and forth as part of an around-the-NBA discussion. Enjoy.
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On today's show we discuss:
Andrew Bynum signing with Indiana Pacers
David Stern's 1984 NBA Draft of superstars compared to Adam Silver's 2014 NBA Draft of potential superstars. #NaismithMoment
And these questions #InThePost:
How is Anthony Davis a long shot MVP contender, and yet All Star Snub?
Did Dragic get snubbed because of too much talent at the guard position or is his game not “sexy” enough for North America
How is Tim Duncan not an All-Star
Overshadowed by Kevin Durant's hot streak, LeBron promised to pick up his game. Will the King deliver
Do any of the Brooklyn Nets deserve to be in tAll Star Weekend
What year of his career did Charles Barkley first become an All-Star?
And Mota looks at why Finland beat out Team Canada for a World Cup spot in Spain 2014.
Plus our fan question of the week: Are the Raptors for real?
The Pau Gasol-for-Andrew Bynum trade talks appear to be dormant but not dead.
The Lakers would like to get another worthy asset thrown into in the deal ... but so would the Cavs. And you know what? I have to side with the Cavs and general manager Chris Grant on this one.
By taking Gasol's $19.3 million salary off the Lakers' books, they will drop Los Angels below the luxury tax threshold, saving the Buss family in the area of $20 million. But that's only the start of it. The Lakers also will be under the tax next season, and that gets them out of danger of being subject to the dreaded repeater tax, which is levied against teams that exceed the tax threshold four times in five seasons.
So it's not just the current $20 million that the Cavs would be saving the Buss family, it is untold tens of millions more in two seasons when the Lakers figure to be a taxpaying team once again in the final season of Kobe Bryant's extension.
So multiply that $20 million by a factor of at least two -- probably more given the punitive nature of the repeater tax, and you get an idea of how valuable acquiring and waiving Bynum can be to the Buss family fortune.
Which is why if I am Chris Grant, I keep saying "no" to Los Angeles unless and until they throw Nick Young into the deal.
More on that trade, other trade chatter ... and a closer look at the struggling Memphis Grizzlies in this podcast with Three Shades of Blue radio on WHBQ radio in Memphis.
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I have already made my thoughts known on the Luog Deng-Andrew Bynum trade in a column, the gist of whih is that the big loser in this deal was the Lakers. Go ahead and click through and give it a read as you listen to this audio from the NBA's Sirius-XM radio channel, in which I go into further detail about why Mitch Kupchak blew a golden opportunity to set the Lakers up for having a spectacular team -- and not having to pay the repeated luxury tax -- in the 2015-16 season, when Kobe Bryant will be in the final season of his contract.
But that is not all we touched on in this wide-ranging interview with hosts Frank Isola and Mateen Cleaves.
With Chris Paul and Russell Westbrook out for the next several weeks with injuries, who is the best point guard currently playing in the West? The choices are Stephen Curry and Damian Lillard, and I not only answered the question, I made the hosts answer it, too. (Can't help myself; I am still a reporter at heart, and reporters ask questions).
Andre Miller of the Nuggets also gets discussed, as do Stephon Marbury, Delonte West and Bobby Brown -- of of whom are currently playing in China.
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