If all goes well with Andrew Bynum, the Cleveland Cavaliers wont need to worry about LeBron James.
Not that the Cavs would ignore James should he opt out of his contract and become a free agent next summer. No team would.
Its just that if Bynum can stay healthy, and All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving continues his rise, the Cavs will be desperate for no one.
Bynum met with reporters at the Cavs practice facility Friday and said all the right things.
I feel a lot better than I did last year. I'm ready to work, he said. I'm going to stay in the gym as much as possible to get my game back.
I want to get back to All-Star level, he said. We want to work extremely hard, get this team back in the playoffs and really make some noise. The Cleveland fans deserve that.
Hes right about that last part.
Hes right about the first, too. If Bynum is healthy and willing, the Cavs can really go places.
As for James, and the endless speculation about a possible return to Cleveland ...