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2013-07-11 12:31:07 PM  
Low risk, high reward move by the Cavs. If his knees are f*cked, he'll get the six million guaranteed and probably be on his way out of the league. If he can bounce back, the guy has All-Star talent and combined with Irving, Waiters, Thompson and Bennett should be able to get the Cavs back into the playoffs.

All that's left to do after that is see what happens next Summer with You-Know-Who.

/He's not coming back.
 
2013-07-11 01:21:04 PM  
If everyone is healthy, does that mean that Bennett is going to get some burn at SF?  Currently, they have the following big men - Tristan Thompson (top 5 pick), Varejao (AS until injury), Zeller (first round pick), and Bynum (AS unless injured or completely unmotivated).  Being the #1 overall pick, Bennett is going to have to get playing time, but I don't see them starting him over Bynum or Varejao if both are healthy.
 
2013-07-11 01:25:06 PM  
He signed with the Hawks?

*reads article*

Close enough
 
2013-07-11 01:27:50 PM  

Doogled: If everyone is healthy, does that mean that Bennett is going to get some burn at SF?


More than likely. Right now, our SFs are Alonzo Gee and Sergey Karasez, so unless Karasez turns out to be a steal then Bennett is probably going to see time at SF.
 
2013-07-11 01:39:56 PM  
You guys actually believe Bynum is going to contribute anything of value to your team?  We got suckered.  Too bad your team did too.  You deserve better.

Good use of the word "steal" CE.  That's the first word that comes to mind when I think of that 16.9 million dollars the Sixers gave him last year.
 
2013-07-11 01:42:58 PM  
Have fun in the 8 seed, getting rolled by the Heat in the first round, missing out on a great draft pick, then giving this guy an extension in the beginning of 2015 and then watching him get injured forever soon after.  I'll be over here rooting for the Celtics to lose every game this year
 
2013-07-11 01:53:27 PM  

BunkyBrewman: You guys actually believe Bynum is going to contribute anything of value to your team?  We got suckered.  Too bad your team did too.  You deserve better.

Good use of the word "steal" CE.  That's the first word that comes to mind when I think of that 16.9 million dollars the Sixers gave him last year.


Just sayin', if he doesn't play again, then we lost money on him but we only lost six million, or about as much as you'd pay a solid bench player. If he does, he's capable of being an All-Star again, especially since he's already familiar with Mike Brown and his system.
 
2013-07-11 01:55:18 PM  
Lot of bowling alleys in Cleveland, at least he'll have plenty to do.
 
2013-07-11 02:01:46 PM  

BunkyBrewman: You guys actually believe Bynum is going to contribute anything of value to your team?  We got suckered.  Too bad your team did too.  You deserve better.

Good use of the word "steal" CE.  That's the first word that comes to mind when I think of that 16.9 million dollars the Sixers gave him last year.


The new NBA salary floor is 90% of the cap (which is really bizarre in and of itself).  They've got to pay someone and they can cut him after this year if he doesn't play.  It's a pretty low risk move.
 
2013-07-11 02:09:27 PM  

CavalierEternal: Low risk, high reward move by the Cavs. If his knees are f*cked, he'll get the six million guaranteed and probably be on his way out of the league. If he can bounce back, the guy has All-Star talent and combined with Irving, Waiters, Thompson and Bennett should be able to get the Cavs back into the playoffs.

All that's left to do after that is see what happens next Summer with You-Know-Who.

/He's not coming back.


Good. Cavs fans don't deserve him.
 
2013-07-11 02:12:18 PM  

velvet_fog: CavalierEternal: Low risk, high reward move by the Cavs. If his knees are f*cked, he'll get the six million guaranteed and probably be on his way out of the league. If he can bounce back, the guy has All-Star talent and combined with Irving, Waiters, Thompson and Bennett should be able to get the Cavs back into the playoffs.

All that's left to do after that is see what happens next Summer with You-Know-Who.

/He's not coming back.

Good. Cavs fans don't deserve him.


Kindly go f*ck yourself with a soldering iron.
 
2013-07-11 02:27:27 PM  

CavalierEternal: BunkyBrewman: You guys actually believe Bynum is going to contribute anything of value to your team?  We got suckered.  Too bad your team did too.  You deserve better.

Good use of the word "steal" CE.  That's the first word that comes to mind when I think of that 16.9 million dollars the Sixers gave him last year.

Just sayin', if he doesn't play again, then we lost money on him but we only lost six million, or about as much as you'd pay a solid bench player. If he does, he's capable of being an All-Star again, especially since he's already familiar with Mike Brown and his system.


For some reason, I thought that he was guaranteed at least 12 mil.  But I see it's only 6.  For that price, I guess it's a risk worth taking.

But whatever you do, do NOT let him go bowling.
 
2013-07-11 02:28:50 PM  

BunkyBrewman: CavalierEternal: BunkyBrewman: You guys actually believe Bynum is going to contribute anything of value to your team?  We got suckered.  Too bad your team did too.  You deserve better.

Good use of the word "steal" CE.  That's the first word that comes to mind when I think of that 16.9 million dollars the Sixers gave him last year.

Just sayin', if he doesn't play again, then we lost money on him but we only lost six million, or about as much as you'd pay a solid bench player. If he does, he's capable of being an All-Star again, especially since he's already familiar with Mike Brown and his system.

For some reason, I thought that he was guaranteed at least 12 mil.  But I see it's only 6.  For that price, I guess it's a risk worth taking.

But whatever you do, do NOT let him go bowling.


Naw, he's got six million guaranteed, incentives that can push it up to twelve million and a team option for a second year if he performs in his first year.
 
2013-07-11 02:33:51 PM  

CavalierEternal: velvet_fog: CavalierEternal: Low risk, high reward move by the Cavs. If his knees are f*cked, he'll get the six million guaranteed and probably be on his way out of the league. If he can bounce back, the guy has All-Star talent and combined with Irving, Waiters, Thompson and Bennett should be able to get the Cavs back into the playoffs.

All that's left to do after that is see what happens next Summer with You-Know-Who.

/He's not coming back.

Good. Cavs fans don't deserve him.

Kindly go f*ck yourself with a soldering iron.


Shouldn't that be in comic sans?
 
2013-07-11 02:34:32 PM  

BunkyBrewman: For some reason, I thought that he was guaranteed at least 12 mil.  But I see it's only 6.  For that price, I guess it's a risk worth taking.


The other 6 million is incentive based, so I'm guessing he's got to get in a minimum number of games/minutes to get that other 6mil.  It's a great move by the Cavs and really win-win, considering the easy buckets Kyrie will get him.
 
2013-07-11 02:45:50 PM  
They should play his theme song whenever he enters the stadium (we all know he won't step foot on the floor and actually play a game).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAD6Obi7Cag
 
2013-07-11 02:48:26 PM  

js34603: CavalierEternal: velvet_fog: CavalierEternal: Low risk, high reward move by the Cavs. If his knees are f*cked, he'll get the six million guaranteed and probably be on his way out of the league. If he can bounce back, the guy has All-Star talent and combined with Irving, Waiters, Thompson and Bennett should be able to get the Cavs back into the playoffs.

All that's left to do after that is see what happens next Summer with You-Know-Who.

/He's not coming back.

Good. Cavs fans don't deserve him.

Kindly go f*ck yourself with a soldering iron.

Shouldn't that be in comic sans?


i.imgur.com
 
2013-07-11 02:48:58 PM  
The headline is misleading because it implies that Andrew Bynum had a career.
 
2013-07-11 02:49:01 PM  

BunkyBrewman: You guys actually believe Bynum is going to contribute anything of value to your team?  We got suckered.  Too bad your team did too.  You deserve better.

Good use of the word "steal" CE.  That's the first word that comes to mind when I think of that 16.9 million dollars the Sixers gave him last year.


What the Cavs gave up to get Bynum is not even close to what the Sixers did.  The Sixers dismantled their entire team and gave up the best player they've had since Allen Iverson along with some other nice pieces. The Cavs are going to pay him $6M that they would have had to pay someone else anyway and have him on their books for two years, basically at their discretion.  Picking up Bynum was a no-brainer for the Cavs.

/I feel real bad for Sixers fans for that one
 
2013-07-11 03:06:54 PM  

logggur: BunkyBrewman: You guys actually believe Bynum is going to contribute anything of value to your team?  We got suckered.  Too bad your team did too.  You deserve better.

Good use of the word "steal" CE.  That's the first word that comes to mind when I think of that 16.9 million dollars the Sixers gave him last year.

What the Cavs gave up to get Bynum is not even close to what the Sixers did.  The Sixers dismantled their entire team and gave up the best player they've had since Allen Iverson along with some other nice pieces. The Cavs are going to pay him $6M that they would have had to pay someone else anyway and have him on their books for two years, basically at their discretion.  Picking up Bynum was a no-brainer for the Cavs.

/I feel real bad for Sixers fans for that one


I agree it was a good move for the Cavs, but I'm not sure "they'd have had to pay someone 6 million anyway" is exactly true or a good justification. They could have just as easily paid someone the veteran minimum.

Of course if he is healthy, it's a great move and he'll have two good years on a maybe playoff team before signing a big money deal with a real contender.
 
2013-07-11 03:31:44 PM  

logggur: /I feel real bad for Sixers fans for that one


Honestly, the 6ers were maxed out.  Aside from one freak year where they ran into a Bulls team without both Rose and Noah they were a 1st round exit with no hope of improvement besides possibly getting really lucky with the 20th pick in the draft.  They're going to have a couple really bad years but it's not all that tough to get back where they were and there's a chance they'll end up with a good young core to build around in 2-3 years.
 
2013-07-11 03:37:10 PM  

js34603: logggur: BunkyBrewman: You guys actually believe Bynum is going to contribute anything of value to your team?  We got suckered.  Too bad your team did too.  You deserve better.

Good use of the word "steal" CE.  That's the first word that comes to mind when I think of that 16.9 million dollars the Sixers gave him last year.

What the Cavs gave up to get Bynum is not even close to what the Sixers did.  The Sixers dismantled their entire team and gave up the best player they've had since Allen Iverson along with some other nice pieces. The Cavs are going to pay him $6M that they would have had to pay someone else anyway and have him on their books for two years, basically at their discretion.  Picking up Bynum was a no-brainer for the Cavs.

/I feel real bad for Sixers fans for that one

I agree it was a good move for the Cavs, but I'm not sure "they'd have had to pay someone 6 million anyway" is exactly true or a good justification. They could have just as easily paid someone the veteran minimum.

Of course if he is healthy, it's a great move and he'll have two good years on a maybe playoff team before signing a big money deal with a real contender.


Do you really think the Cavs are a maybe playoff team with a healthy Bynum?  Even if Bynum doesn't play and Varejao comes back healthy, that's easily a playoff team in the East.

/The East is going to suck
 
2013-07-11 03:47:20 PM  

js34603: logggur: BunkyBrewman: You guys actually believe Bynum is going to contribute anything of value to your team?  We got suckered.  Too bad your team did too.  You deserve better.

Good use of the word "steal" CE.  That's the first word that comes to mind when I think of that 16.9 million dollars the Sixers gave him last year.

What the Cavs gave up to get Bynum is not even close to what the Sixers did.  The Sixers dismantled their entire team and gave up the best player they've had since Allen Iverson along with some other nice pieces. The Cavs are going to pay him $6M that they would have had to pay someone else anyway and have him on their books for two years, basically at their discretion.  Picking up Bynum was a no-brainer for the Cavs.

/I feel real bad for Sixers fans for that one

I agree it was a good move for the Cavs, but I'm not sure "they'd have had to pay someone 6 million anyway" is exactly true or a good justification. They could have just as easily paid someone the veteran minimum.

Of course if he is healthy, it's a great move and he'll have two good years on a maybe playoff team before signing a big money deal with a real contender.


The salary floor for the NBA is ~$52M. The Cavs entered the off-season with only $30M on the books. So yes, they *have* to spend that money somehow. Which is why they're buying guys on one-year deals like Earl Clark. 2014 is where they plan on making a big free agent splash (LeBron or otherwise). After that, they have to start signing guys like Irving to bigger contracts.

/They say that they're going to the playoffs this year, but I doubt it
//Wouldn't mind one more year in the lottery and a chance at Wiggins
 
2013-07-11 03:56:50 PM  

Doogled: js34603: logggur: BunkyBrewman: You guys actually believe Bynum is going to contribute anything of value to your team?  We got suckered.  Too bad your team did too.  You deserve better.

Good use of the word "steal" CE.  That's the first word that comes to mind when I think of that 16.9 million dollars the Sixers gave him last year.

What the Cavs gave up to get Bynum is not even close to what the Sixers did.  The Sixers dismantled their entire team and gave up the best player they've had since Allen Iverson along with some other nice pieces. The Cavs are going to pay him $6M that they would have had to pay someone else anyway and have him on their books for two years, basically at their discretion.  Picking up Bynum was a no-brainer for the Cavs.

/I feel real bad for Sixers fans for that one

I agree it was a good move for the Cavs, but I'm not sure "they'd have had to pay someone 6 million anyway" is exactly true or a good justification. They could have just as easily paid someone the veteran minimum.

Of course if he is healthy, it's a great move and he'll have two good years on a maybe playoff team before signing a big money deal with a real contender.

Do you really think the Cavs are a maybe playoff team with a healthy Bynum?  Even if Bynum doesn't play and Varejao comes back healthy, that's easily a playoff team in the East.

/The East is going to suck


Heat, Pacers, Nyets, Bulls, Knicks? That's 5 slots right there, and the Cavs maybe grab one of the last three. So yeah, maybe a playoff team. If he's healthy, then they certainly would be favored to slide into one of those spots. If he is still recovering and plays 30 games a year, meh.
 
2013-07-11 04:01:41 PM  

erupt2001: The headline is misleading because it implies that Andrew Bynum had a career.


He was a good salsa dancer
 
2013-07-11 04:04:33 PM  

monoski: erupt2001: The headline is misleading because it implies that Andrew Bynum had a career.

He was a good salsa dancer


He's an even better flamenco dancer.
 
2013-07-11 04:13:36 PM  
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Cleveland's greatest export
 
2013-07-11 06:56:03 PM  

ltdanman44: Cleveland's greatest export


I thought it was crippling depression.

/ This train is carrying jobs out of Cleveland
 
2013-07-11 07:43:15 PM  
js34603:

Heat, Pacers, Nyets, Bulls, Knicks? That's 5 slots right there, and the Cavs maybe grab one of the last three. So yeah, maybe a playoff team. If he's healthy, then they certainly would be favored to slide into one of those spots. If he is still recovering and plays 30 games a year, meh.

Plus Bobcats could sign Ellis to go along with Jefferson and Kidd-Gilcrist, Bucks should be still in the 8th seed or so, Washington could easily make the playoffs this year, Detroit just nabbed Josh Smith.  Most teams improved - it's just Atlanta, Philly, Toronto and Boston that are tanking and only two of them were in the playoffs this year.  I think there will be about 3 or 4 teams fighting for the 7th and 8th spot at the end of the season.
 
2013-07-11 09:47:39 PM  

BunkyBrewman: You guys actually believe Bynum is going to contribute anything of value to your team?  We got suckered.  Too bad your team did too.  You deserve better.

Good use of the word "steal" CE.  That's the first word that comes to mind when I think of that 16.9 million dollars the Sixers gave him last year.


As a Sixer fan, I was excited the day they signed him. I never gave up hope until the New Year came rolling around and then I began to think he was just going to sit out his contract.  Never prepay a lazy, damaged person 17mil before he takes the court. I am surprised the Cavs didn't ask to see him make some moves in the paint prior to signing him.  I guess they saw him dance, so that was enough.
 
2013-07-11 11:26:53 PM  

you have pee hands: logggur: /I feel real bad for Sixers fans for that one

Honestly, the 6ers were maxed out.  Aside from one freak year where they ran into a Bulls team without both Rose and Noah they were a 1st round exit with no hope of improvement besides possibly getting really lucky with the 20th pick in the draft.  They're going to have a couple really bad years but it's not all that tough to get back where they were and there's a chance they'll end up with a good young core to build around in 2-3 years.


Oh God THIS!!!
These are the moves the Sixers should have done after trading Iverson.

I'm actually excited about this Sixer's team, they'll have a coach who'll let the players grow and learn. I'd like to see how Turner improves, I don't think it was an accident that the players the Sixers sent to Orlando played really well.

Probably going to trade Thaddeus Young soon. Good Luck.
 
2013-07-12 12:25:44 AM  

CavalierEternal: All that's left to do after that is see what happens next Summer with You-Know-Who.


www.downsyndromeprenataltesting.com
 
2013-07-12 10:18:41 PM  
fark that thug
 
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