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Bynum deal would be low risk/high reward

Cleveland, OH (WOIO) - When I first heard Andrew Bynum's name tied in with the Cavaliers, I thought "run the other way". In fact, I've said it, time and time again, on the news. I wanted no part of a high-priced free agent who can't stay healthy, and therefore on the court.

But if Bynum, who technically was a Sixer last season but sat out every game with a knee injury, truly is willing to take a one year deal, my take has changed to, "why not"?.

It's not my money. If Dan Gilbert wants to risk at least $15 mil, for one season, on a player who could miss multiple games, well, then, go for it. If it works out, and Bynum is a factor again, it would dramatically change the Cavs' fortunes. If it doesn't work out, it's only a one-year deal, and the Cavs are still in the mix next summer, when that phenomenal free agent class comes out.

The 2012-2013 season was a wash for Bynum, but in the four seasons prior to that, he was durable, and a force. He also knows Mike Brown well, having played for him in L.A., and that could keep him motivated.

There are a lot of "if's" in this conversation, but all things considered, it's a low risk-high reward deal for the Cavs, if they can pull it off.


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