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Bynum's agent sets bar awfully high

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07:03 AM ET 07.12 | Credit David Lee for belief in his client, Andrew Bynum. [Bynum] expects to be an All-Star this season and his agent doesn't expect his knees to be a further hindrance, [Lee] told the Akron Beacon Journal on Thursday. "His expectation is to be nothing less than an All-Star next year," Lee said. "Now I don't know if anybody wants to say that out loud because there's always a hesitancy to put pressure on himself. But in his mind, absolutely. He doesn't see any reason why not." Bynum chose the Cavaliers in free agency Wednesday in a decision Lee said "really was not a question," even though the two left Cleveland and met with both the Atlanta Hawks and Dallas Mavericks before rendering his decision.

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July 12, 2013  07:37 AM ET

Agent's job is to get the most money for his client.

July 12, 2013  08:03 AM ET
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Agent's job is to get the most money for his client.

And in this case he went above and beyond.

July 12, 2013  08:12 AM ET

This agent deserves a purple heart, gold star and hand imprinted on Hollywood Wallk-of-Fame.

What a fleece job.

July 12, 2013  08:12 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Agent's job is to get the most money for his client.

the contract was already signed when he said all this....so i dunno....

itll be interesting to see- as Brian Windhorst said- the Cavs are going into this with their eyes wide open with the full knowledge that their is a chance that like in Philly, Bynum never plays one game-

however, ther more you read- the more it seems like Bynum will be able to play, and was really taking his time getting healthy last year- The best thing the Cavs ever did was tie 6 million to playing games- hopefully it will keep Bynum motivated and hungry.

And I dunno- i think there is a small part of Bynum that saw the Cavs roster- Kyrie, Tristan Thompson, Anthony Benntett, Andy Varejoa, Jarret Jack, Dion Waiters, Sergey Karasev- and thought- they have a lot of depth in teh front court so i wont be relied upon to give them 35 minutes- and that is a lot of young talent all coming together at the same time and we might have a chance to do something

itll be a very interesting season- if Bynum flops- Varejao and Zeller share the 5 and Gilbert is out 6 million- a pittance for him-

if it works out and Bynum plays 50+ games and is healthy for the playoffs- and the Cavs have a no-brainer in picking up his 12M option for the 2nd best center in the league- and still with some finagling have a max spot and are selling Kyrie/Bynum - and a bunch of lotto talent (Waiters, Bennett, Thompson, Karasev) then it could be a home run.

Time will tell- the haters better get their last shot in on the Cavs though....still armed with 6 first rounders the next 3 years, a max contract spot in free agency next year and all thata budding talent

July 12, 2013  08:17 AM ET
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This agent deserves a purple heart, gold star and hand imprinted on Hollywood Wallk-of-Fame.What a fleece job.

6 million guaranteed is a fleece job for a guy who when healthy is a top 20 player in the league?

hmmmm......

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July 12, 2013  08:45 AM ET
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6 million guaranteed is a fleece job for a guy who when healthy is a top 20 player in the league?

hmmmm......

If he's healthy and puts some heart into it. He can be one heck of an asset for your team especially playing alongside youth.

I like the kid, unfortunately, we reached for a stud and that failed. No such thing as a Hack-a-Drew either. Hi FTs are decent...

July 12, 2013  08:46 AM ET

Good luck Cavs! Just hope he stays healthy. Just because he says he is healthy, it won't mean that he'll be healthy the whole season. Could get hurt coming back because he is a big specimen. Those knees are not gonna hold up especially if they are degenerative. BRoy tried to come back but couldn't.

July 12, 2013  08:56 AM ET
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Just because he says he is healthy, it won't mean that he'll be healthy the whole season

this is something they're used to already

July 12, 2013  08:59 AM ET

AK-47 to the Nyets

July 12, 2013  09:11 AM ET

Why do teams do this to themselves?

July 12, 2013  09:13 AM ET
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Why do teams do this to themselves?

It's a roll of the dice. Why do people buy lotto tickets? No guarantees, just hope!

July 12, 2013  09:20 AM ET
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It's a roll of the dice. Why do people buy lotto tickets? No guarantees, just hope!

but why do men get into marriages with women? Theres zero chance of winning!

July 12, 2013  09:23 AM ET
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It's a roll of the dice. Why do people buy lotto tickets? No guarantees, just hope!

Yeah. Maybe. But I would never buy a lotto ticket that will cost me millions and be out of shape even if he felt good enough to play. :)

The Cavs are just giving money away at this point. Where was all this deep bank when the King was playing there?

This should tell them something. Players that are all about the money are going to fleece that team. And the bad part is they could have had a rookie center much cheaper. They are just throwing away good money. But I guess someone has to do it.

July 12, 2013  09:31 AM ET
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6 million guaranteed is a fleece job for a guy who when healthy is a top 20 player in the league?hmmmm......

Eddy Curry is looking at this like... why not me!

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July 12, 2013  09:38 AM ET

Will You Need A Ladder, Bro?

July 12, 2013  09:40 AM ET

Just heard a report (west coast) that Bynum told the Cavs that he is 15 lbs overweight and has not played basetkabll since getting hurt. Good thing he signed before telling them, although they had to know already?

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