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The Mavericks weren't able to get their man in Dwight Howard, so now they are setting their sights on their next target in Andrew Bynum.
According to reports, the two leading contenders for Bynum's services are the Mavericks and Cleveland Cavaliers.
Only one question remains, what kind of deal does an oft-injured center get from one of these two teams? Bynum, of course, will be looking to get as much guaranteed money as possible after sitting out his entire tenure with the Philadelphia 76ers last season.
The Cavaliers are reportedly only interested in offering Bynum a one-year contract in order to preserve cap space for the 2014 season in a possible pursuit of LeBron James.
The Mavericks are taking a more cautious route wanting to be sure the Bynum's problematic knees won't have more predictable issues before offering a long-term contract, launching an "exhaustive" evaluation process on the 25-year-old center's health according to ESPN.com.
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After missing out on Dwight Howard, the Dallas Mavericks are reportedly exploring ways to make a trade for Sixers center Andrew Bynum.
The Dallas Mavericks have quickly moved on after being eliminated from the Dwight Howard sweepstakes, and now are carefully and seriously setting their sights on Andrew Bynum according to an ESPN.com report.
The Mavs will proceed with caution due to the knee condition that caused the 7-foot, 285-pound Bynum to miss all of his lone season with the Philadelphia 76ers, the sources...
Although the Atlanta Hawks have “given center Andrew Bynum some thought,” the Dallas Mavericks are reportedly actively pursuing the surly free agent. A worthless freeloader who landed in Philly as part of a four-team, 12-player deal in August, the 25-year-old Bynum didn’t step onto the hardwood once this season due to a potentially degenerative knee condition. Essentially fired...
A person familiar with the visit says the Cleveland Cavaliers are hosting free agent center Andrew Bynum.
The 7-foot Bynum, who didn't play one game for Philadelphia last season because of a knee injury, is meeting with team officials Monday, said the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of negotiations.
Before he was traded to the 76ers, Bynum...
Andrew Bynum is meeting with the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday as he continues to weigh a two-year, $24 million offer from the Cleveland Cavaliers.
"There should be a deal today," said a source.
Bynum missed the entire 12-13 NBA season due to knee injuries.
The Dallas Mavericks are also interested in signing Bynum.
LOS ANGELES Days later, and the tom-toms are still beating. Turn on the radio, surf the web, and it shouldn't be hard to find some Dwight Howard bashing. The talking heads and disembodied voices have claimed him as their own, and the criticism is hardly surprising. Some of it is deserved. Other bits are just downright confusing.
Howard is an immature child. Howard is a broken...
If you haven’t heard yet Dwight Howard is no longer a Los Angeles Laker, and ton of people have bashed Howard for leaving Los Angeles. The latest to do so is NBA great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Kareem won 5 titles with the Lakers and is regarded as the best center to play in the NBA by many.
The Following from ESPNLosAngeles.com, as Kareem gives his thoughts about Howard:
During a recent concert for the Kings of the Mic Tour, Ice Cube went off about Dwight Howard turning down the Los Angeles Lakers in favor of the Houston Rockets. Ice Cube said “F*** Dwight Howard. We don’t need no punk ass mother f***ers on the team. I could give a f*** about a Dwight Coward. We don’t need no ******* on this team. He don’t deserve to be on the wall...
Dwight Howard has landed in Houston – spotted Tuesday at the Breakfast Klub, his first sighting in Rockets gear. He even got off to a great start with fans, as he treated the entire restaurant to lunch.
Dwight Howard bought the whole restaurant lunch at the Breakfast Klub. Amazing welcome to Houston. @… http://t.co/EdK8qq9usM
— David Elster (@delster2) July 9, 2013
After Dallas lost out on the Dwight Howard sweepstakes, star Dirk Nowitzki took to Twitter to make a pretty funny Twitter joke about re-signing another DH.
We talking about Devin Harris…
We worked all summer to get DH to Dallas. Welcome back to the Mavs, Devin Harris….
— Dirk Nowitzki (@swish41) July 9, 2013
Dirk Nowitzki makes funny Twitter joke [For The Win]
I am sure they don’t mind the fine.
GM Daryl Morey and coach Kevin McHale both publicly spoke about the signing before they technically could.
After Dwight Howard ditched the Los Angeles Lakers to join the Houston Rockets, the Lakers have been feverishly looking for free agents to bolster their roster, despite the fact that the Lakers have very limited financial flexibility.
There has been talk about the possible return of forward Lamar Odom to the Lakers recently, and it has picked up steam over the past 24 hours. One...