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Cavs moving Bynum to Utah instead?

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07:35 AM ET 01.06 | Just where will Andrew Bynum land by Tuesday evening? After a week of talks, the Los Angeles Lakers and Cleveland Cavaliers could not find common ground on a trade involving Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum by Sunday night, sources told ESPN.com. ... The Cavs are considering two other possible deals, sources said. One is to trade Bynum to the Utah Jazz for veteran forward Richard Jefferson. However, after a close loss Sunday night to the Indiana Pacers, the Cavs have lost eight of their last nine games and have slipped to 12th in the Eastern Conference standings. Bynum's $12.3 million contract becomes fully guaranteed on Tuesday at 5 p.m. and the Cavs are re-evaluating their options in the wake of their current slump. If the Cavs don't find a deal they like, they could waive Bynum themselves by Tuesday.

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January 6, 2014  07:55 AM ET

Getting Ready For The Lottery, Bros?

January 6, 2014  08:38 AM ET

Wow! From Pau to RJ. Big difference.

January 6, 2014  08:39 AM ET

I'm tired of talking about this dumpster fire.
No reason to expect change/ improvement when their management doesn't want to
I feel bad for cav fans

January 6, 2014  08:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

I'm tired of talking about this dumpster fire.No reason to expect change/ improvement when their management doesn't want toI feel bad for cav fans

We have been discussing this selfish person for the past 3 years. Time for him to take his millions and join a local bowling league.

January 6, 2014  09:05 AM ET

This sure is a strange way to get to 40-45 wins...........

January 6, 2014  09:08 AM ET

Cav's are reaching for anything at this point to get something in return for Bynum. I do understand not giving a 1st round pick up for Gasol. I think that would be reaching.

January 6, 2014  09:17 AM ET

LMAO!

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January 6, 2014  09:47 AM ET

Where will Andrew land? If Utah want him that badly then Utah should wait because if the Lakers make the trade they will release him for salary cap purposes. It appears to me that Utah would like to make Bynum a permanent part of their team, not to many teams are that interested, Bynum can be had for cheap if Utah remain patient.

January 6, 2014  09:56 AM ET

Last I heard Utah backed out of the deal and the Cavs were planning to waive him instead. Seems like the most logical option in this situation.

January 6, 2014  10:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Last I heard Utah backed out of the deal and the Cavs were planning to waive him instead. Seems like the most logical option in this situation.

Utah figured out that he really doesn't want to play besides all the other warning signs. I can see him coming back around the playoffs to help a team in need if he gets his mind right.

January 6, 2014  10:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Cav's are reaching for anything at this point to get something in return for Bynum. I do understand not giving a 1st round pick up for Gasol. I think that would be reaching.

we all understand and agree that pau + this roster isn't winning a championship\

but take one step back......this squad +1 2 or 3 more draft picks isn't winning anything in the next 2-3 years

but could taking back pau maybe show the players that
management wants to try and get even a little better ?
is reaching for a chance to try and win some games that bad ?
isn't having a veteran with some rings even for 3-4 months
a good way for the kids to see what it takes to win?

they need to take some steps forward at some point

January 6, 2014  10:41 AM ET

I knew they would find a way to punish him....lol

January 6, 2014  10:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Wow! From Pau to RJ. Big difference.

Lol! Yeah, quite a drop-off.

January 6, 2014  10:51 AM ET

I always said that Bynum wasn't gonna make or break the Cavs season. They need to worry about KI and Varejo's health. Bynum's play was always going to be a bonus!

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January 6, 2014  11:08 AM ET

Are the Cavs thinking they have the upper hand in these trade negotiations? Bynum is not a hot commodity, but they are trying to trade like he is...........whatever

January 6, 2014  11:19 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

Are the Cavs thinking they have the upper hand in these trade negotiations? Bynum is not a hot commodity, but they are trying to trade like he is...........whatever

indeed-
either waive him and get back nothing
or just use this as a way to mix things up a bit,
since it isn't working

January 6, 2014  11:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

Are the Cavs thinking they have the upper hand in these trade negotiations? Bynum is not a hot commodity, but they are trying to trade like he is...........whatever

Well you gotta admit the Lakers have made quite a few bonehead trades. Remember trading a first round pick for Sessions only to let him go and acquire Nash for two more first round picks? Think of what the Lakers could have done with 5 additional picks (3 #1s and 2 #2s)!

 
January 6, 2014  11:22 AM ET

1/5 Dunk!

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