NBA News: Real Reason For Andrew Bynum’s Release By Cavs Revealed

NBA News: Real Reason For Andrew Bynum’s Release By Cavs Revealed


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Two-time NBA champion Andrew Bynum has been a controversial figure for quite some time now. Along with hopping from team to team over the last two seasons since being dealt by the Los Angeles Lakers, the veteran center has made waves everywhere he’s been, with the Cleveland Cavaliers being the latest victim.

There was a lot of speculation as to why the Cavs suspended Bynum indefinitely before trading, but now it appears the truth has been revealed according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports:

Only Bynum never made it to the early January guarantee date for his full $12.5 million salary in 2013-14, and self-destructed. He stopped trying on the floor, and became a disruptive presence in practices. Before Bynum was thrown out of his final practice and suspended, he was shooting the ball every time he touched it in a practice scrimmage, sources said – from whatever remote part of the court he had caught the ball.

Bynum jacking up shots whenever and where ever he was on the court comes as no surprise to Lakers fans or head coach Mike Brown for that matter. Bynum infamously rubbed Brown the wrong way back in 2011 jacking up a three-pointer with 16 seconds left on the shot clock against the Golden State Warriors immediately after receiving the ball at the top of the key.

With Bynum recently signing with the title-contending Indiana Pacers, it’ll be interesting to see if he’ll be a bust once again or actually revert back to his All-Star form in his final season with the Lakers.

The Pacers signing Bynum came as a surprise with the team firing on all cylinders and arguably being the team with the best chance of knocking off the two-time defending NBA champion Miami Heat. Despite Bynum potentially being a locker room cancer and a headache for head coach Frank Vogel, Indiana rolled the dice and will simply part ways if he becomes a problem.
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  • Devon Samuels²⁴

    We still got to care about Andrew?!

  • Jim213

    Per Kristina Leahy/ CBS/KCAL:

    “Steve Nash tells me he will not retire at the end of this year and intends on playing for the Lakers next season.” “Nash tells me exactly when he plans to walk away and why in my interview with him tonight on CBS and KCAL.” Twitter @KristineLeahy –

    The inept better not bring up “what would Dr. Buss do” next off season with regards to not stretch provisioning Nash during the off season. B/c business wise it’s best to get rid of the bad apples if they intend on turning things around which starts during the off season.

    • Josh Nguyen

      Reap what you sow jim buss.

  • savi

    Somebody must be telling Bynum to add 3-point shot to his repertoire, so that he becomes the most versatile big man ever. All HAIL THAT PERSON!!



  • limdog

    Humpty Hump looked pretty pissed in that vid


    D’Antoni’s future STRETCH 5!!

  • ra

    Bynum, Odom, and even MWP were made for the Lakers. They brought championships to the Lakers years ago, and since then haven’t been the same. At least MWP is still trying to keep things going, but the others will ‘never’ be on a team like the Lakers (the Championship teams).

    Any other team (now) is a big bummer.

  • imrubio

    Sounds like Bynum just doesn’t want to play for Mike Brown and did whatever he needed to get off that team.

  • ersliva

    Bynum was a bust…you over paid a lazy kid who already had 3 knee surgeries prior to leaving high school…it further showed how inept jimmy buss is at running the lakers….

  • ersliva

    lets face it…since jerry died the lakers have been going down hill fast…jimmy buss has already run the lakers into the grown..we can only hope he doesn’t burry them as well with his inept way of running team operations….you don’t sign a 38 year old with a history of injuries to a multi 9+million a year contract…you don’t pay kobe over 20 million a year now….you don’t draft a high school kid whos had 3-4 knee surgeries while in high school and give him, max contracts(Bynum)…you don’t hire a coach whose never coached or played in an nba finals game and who not respected by players and has a concept that small fast players can win championships without playing defense of any sort…the fact is tall fast players who can play defense and work as a team at both ends actually win more championships then any other team can and that more titles in the last 30 years have been won by the slower paced teams and by teams who play defense…the triangle system has won 11 titles since 1990 and 5 of them this century alone…it makes you wonder who really had the best system at winning titles…and it was a system that didn’t need great athletes at every spot or on the entire roster…it was a system that had players to match up others from all other systems and take advantage of mismatches….it was a system that need to be filled from top to bottom with players that fit every mold of a player…and it was a system that didn’t need management screwing it up like jimmy did….

  • ersliva

    and why is it that jimmy wanted more offense that since he forced the lakers away from the triangle system the lakers cant score like they did in the triangle….
    if jimmy would have gotten players phil wanted we wouldn’t be in this mess now…we would still have shaw coaching and the lakers on top and maybe Bryant even playing…

  • ersliva

    I say to Jeanie…tell your brother to step down or hire phil to assist him in running team operations…because jimmy doesn’t know squat about building a team even after watching phil/mitch/jerry and his dad all these years…all jimmy cares about is his wallet and how bad the lakers his dad built looks now….