Chris Grant made Andrew Bynum a contract offer on Monday. He would guarantee to pay the former All-Star $91,363 less than the Cleveland Cavaliers paid Luke Walton in 2012-13.
That total was reported by ESPN's Marc Stein to be $6 million.
Just added to @espn_macmahon's Andrew Bynum story: Sources say Cavs' 2-year, $24M offer only guaranteed for $6M. Still Drew's highest offer
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 10, 2013
If Bynum was able to hit a number of milestones in year one, Grant would have his boss, Dan Gilbert, kick in another six. Assuming things went really well for Bynum, a player once considered no worse than the second-best center in the NBA as recently as 2012, the Cavs would have the opportunity to keep him for another year.
But only if things went really well.
After digesting the offer, Bynum and his agent--who may or may not play for the Golden State Warriors--then met with Grant's former boss in Atlanta. The following day they traveled...