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DALLAS -- The Dallas Mavericks started their Wednesday by engaging Andrew Bynum in a breakfast at the Crescent in downtown Dallas. The meal was the highlight of the Bynum-Mavs relationship.
Sources tell FoxSportsSouthwest.com that following the meeting between Bynum, agent David Lee, GM Donnie Nelson and coach Rick Carlisle, the Mavs opted not to push Bynum into working out because of the level of faith the Mavs have in their medical staff. Indeed, GM Donnie Nelson acknowledged that the staff, led by trainer Casey Smith, did meet with Bynum and researched his situation.
For legal reasons, the Mavs will not comment on the results of the testing, which was not only knee-related but also "head-to-toe," as one source said.
And as a result, Dallas never presented him an offer, leaving him to accept the Cleveland deal, publicized as a "two-year, 24-million" contract but really just one that guarantees 6 million in the first year and a team option for the second.
What are the Cavs getting? What did the Mavs pass on?
There is reason to believe that Bynum's well-documented "silly" personality and "immaturity" should be considered blockades to his development as a player, physically healthy or not. What happened as a result of the team's medical investigation into Bynum's knee? Suffice to say that when he arrives in Cleveland, he will face some serious questions about whether the Philadelphia-doctor-ordered rehab he's supposed to have been doing following surgery is at all part of his daily regimen. And then there is Bynum's physical condition, which can be considered a measure of just how serious he is about returning to a high level of play.
Eyewitnesses tell FoxSports.com that it didn't take the medical staff to notice that the 7-footer Bynum (who plays at 285 pounds) is horribly out of shape. We can assume that the club's medical testing confirmed the same.
In its center search, Dallas now visits with veteran Samuel Dalembert, considers ways to pry away in trade starters like Houstons Omer Asik or Phoenix Marcin Gortat, and even experiments with another chronically injured center, Greg Oden.
As for Bynum? It was worth a try. Bynum, 25, missed the entire 2012-13 season with the 76ers after chronic knees problems ultimately required surgery. He had his best NBA season in 2011-12 with the Lakers, averaging 18.7 points and 11.8 rebounds.
Seeing if he really wants to get back there is worth the cost of his breakfast.
But Andrew Bynum did not demonstrate to the Mavs -- in terms of mental readiness, knee rehabilitation or physical conditioning -- that he really wants to bother getting back there.
So the Mavs didn't bother making him an offer.
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DALLAS The Plan B portion of the Dallas Mavericks' offseason has been set in motion, and former Lakers behemoth Andrew Bynum might be the centerpiece. That is, unless you're thrilled of the backcourt tandem of Jose Calderon and Devin Harris.
At his best, Bynum (7-0, 285) can be nearly as effective as Howard.
Of course, Bynum's rarely been at his best because of recurring...
The Cavs hope Bynum will bring plenty of smiles to the team, and fans.
Andrew Bynum agreed to a two year deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers tonight after not playing a single game for the Philadelphia 76ers last season. Yet even with all of the health issues Bynum has dealt with, this is a great signing for Cleveland. Andrew Bynum is one of the few 7 foot centers in the league that...
There’s nothing like being a seven footer in this day and age.
ESPN’s Chris Broussard is reporting that the Cavs and Andrew Bynum have agreed to a deal.
Source: Andrew Bynum has decided to sign with Cleveland
— Chris Broussard (@Chris_Broussard) July 10, 2013
Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that that Bynum will get a two-year $24 million deal, with only $6 million guaranteed...
DALLAS (AP) -- The Dallas Mavericks have met with Andrew Bynum and are in negotiations with the free agent center.
Mavericks president of basketball operations Donnie Nelson said the team was having "a medical discussion" after meeting with Bynum and his agent in Dallas on Wednesday, the first day free agent signings can become official.
Nelson says team doctors evaluated...
Andrew Bynum will sign a 2-year deal worth $24 million with the Cleveland Cavaliers, Chris Broussard of ESPN reports.
The Cavs take a risk on the former All-Star who did not play a single game last season due to chronic knee issues, however, only $6 million of the $12 million per year is guaranteed and the there will be a team option in 2014-15.
CLEVELAND -- If Andrew Bynum is healthy, the Cleveland Cavaliers have signed one of the NBAs top two or three centers for 6 million with a team option at the end of the season.
Actually, if Bynum is healthy and productive, hes expected to earn 12 million in 2013-14. Then the Cavs can pick up the option, which reportedly will pay him another 12 million.
If youre no good with numbers...
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As the free agent market continues to shrivel up, former Lakers and Sixers (though he never actually played for them) center Andrew Bynum was one of the final dominoes to fall. Given his injury history, it was a bit of a mystery what Bynum would demand in the open market, but that mystery has been solved. Bynum reportedly had meetings and serious...
Andrew Bynum has finished his free-agent tour. It's time to decide where he'll make his next NBA home.
Bynum, who has received an incentive-laden, two-year contract offer from the Cavaliers, met with the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday, one day after visiting the Atlanta Hawks. The Cavs have been waiting for an answer from Bynum, who was traded to Philadelphia last summer...
CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Cleveland Cavaliers are taking a chance on Andrew Bynum and his creaky knees.
The free agent center, who never played one second with Philadelphia last season because of knee injuries, has agreed to terms on a two-year contract with the Cavs, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press.
Bynum accepted the deal on Wednesday night, said...
Bringing in Andrew Bynum is a win-win situation for the Cleveland
On Monday, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reported that the Cleveland Cavaliers have offered unrestricted free agent Andrew Bynum an incentive-based, two-year contract worth approximately $24 million.
The deal is also said to include a team option in year two, but you already knew all that.
He has since met with the Atlanta Hawks though no details of a potentially...
The Dallas Mavericks reached out to Greg Oden's camp this week to join the pursuit of the center.
Oden also reportedly received interest from the Boston Celtics, San Antonio Spurs, Memphis Grizzlies and Miami Heat.
The Mavericks had also pursued Andrew Bynum before he signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Oden has not played in an NBA game since 2009.
The Philadelphia 76ers may have another problem.
They just got rid of center Andrew Bynum, who didn't play a single game with the team last season due to injury.
Royce White didn't play at all last season in Houston either. But the Rockets will send him packing to Philly, once the trade becomes official.
That is if they can even get him on a airplane.