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Andrew Bynum Joins Cleveland Cavaliers

By July 10, 2013

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Andrew BynumApparently the Cleveland Cavaliers weren't listening when I strongly urged NBA teams not to sign Andrew Bynum. According to ESPN, the two sides have agreed to a two-year deal.

Signing Bynum is one thing, but giving him a contract with guaranteed money would be insane, right? Especially considering the center missed the entire 2012-13 season with the Philadelphia 76ers due to bad knees. Oh, and it looks like I forgot to mention the fact that he was unwilling to work out for interested teams prior to signing a contract.

If ESPN is correct -- and they usually are - the Cavaliers gave the 25-year-old a contract worth $24 million including $6 million guaranteed.

I know I'm not an NBA owner for a reason and I have no idea what it's like to have multi-millions, but that seems like a dumb investment.

If I knew for a fact that Bynum's knees were 100 percent healthy, I'd say he's worth every penny of that deal. †Unfortunately, his bad knees and his passionless demeanor are not something I would be taking a risky investment in.

At least the Cavaliers weren't dumb enough to give him a long-term contract worth max dollars. The length of the contract seems about right. Sadly, if Bynum ends up playing well for the Cavaliers, they will have a hard time convincing him to stay with the team after those two years are up.

What do you think about the Cavaliers signing Bynum?

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