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Andrew Bynum, Luol Deng traded

The Cleveland Cavaliers have ended their experiment with Andrew Bynum, trading the troubled star to the Bulls for Luol Deng and several future draft picks. Chicago is expected to waive Bynum shortly, thereby saving them a heap of salary as they prepare for Derrick Rose's return next season, while the Cavaliers seem to be attempting to build a core around Kyrie Irving. As for Bynum, he's still attracting interest from contenders around the league, although his occasionally brilliant career may be coming to an end soon. Meanwhile, the Lakers (who had been pitching a possible Bynum-Pau Gasol trade) will have to look elsewhere in order to avoid the luxury tax.

Who got the better of the Andrew Bynum-Luol Deng trade?

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  • All else being equal, what would have been a better trade for the Cavaliers?

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  • Will the Cavaliers (12-23, 2 games out of a playoff spot in the East) make the playoffs with Luol Deng?

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  • Which team would be the best fit for Andrew Bynum after he likely clears waivers?

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  • Will the Lakers trade Pau Gasol before the deadline?

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Bynum, Gasol on trading block?

The Lakers seemed to be happy with their decision not to trade Pau Gasol, but now that Kobe Bryant is out for six weeks, they seem to be putting Gasol back out there. They've discussed one potential deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers, which would exchange Gasol for Andrew Bynum. The Cavaliers would receive a veteran to complement Kyrie Irving, while the Lakers could waive Bynum in order to save more than $20 million in salary and luxury taxes. Not exactly a standard blockbuster trade for the Lakers, but when your playoff hopes are slim, sometimes you have to look to the future.

Which team would get the better end of this potential trade?

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  • Do the Lakers need to receive at least one other player to make a potential Pau Gasol-Andrew Bynum trade viable?

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  • Would the Cavaliers be a playoff team with Pau Gasol?

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  • All else being equal, what would be a better trade for the Cavaliers?

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  • How confident are you that Andrew Bynum can be a productive player in the NBA again?

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At some point in every athlete's life is the realization that he or she cannot physically handle the rigors of a game anymore. For 26-year-old Andrew Bynum, that realization may be creeping up on him. Bynum's various knee injuries have been an unfortunate reality of his career, and though he's making a  comeback with the Cavaliers, he said on Thursday that he still thinks about retirement and feels like a ''shell of [him]self'' on the court. He can still find a place on a roster, but should he call it a career before he does more damage to his faltering knees?


Still a contributor?

Bynum has showed flashes of effectiveness in limited time this season -- he had 10 points, 4 rebounds and 3 blocks in 19 minutes in a win over the Timberwolves on Monday.

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Can Andrew Bynum still be an effective player?

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Andrew Bynum to the Cavaliers

Andrew Bynum missed all of last season after a trade to the Philadelphia 76ers, but that didn't stop him from having several suitors this offseason. Now, according to a source, he has chosen one: the Cleveland Cavaliers, who will bring the enigmatic center aboard as they attempt to build upon their core of Kyrie Irving and a number of recent lottery picks (including 2013 No. 1 overall selection Anthony Bennett). How will the big man fare in Ohio?

  • Are the Cavaliers a playoff team with Andrew Bynum?

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  • Will Andrew Bynum make an All-Star team with the Cavaliers?

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  • Andrew Bynum averaged 18.2 PPG, 11.8 RPG, and 1.9 BLKPG in the 2011-12 season. What are you expecting out of Bynum if he's healthy this season?

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  • How will Andrew Bynum's arrival affect Anthony Bennett's development?

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  • Which team was the best fit for Andrew Bynum?

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  • Which remaining free agent would you most want your team to sign?

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Where will Andrew Bynum land?

Andrew Bynum is a bit like Dwight Howard writ small -- an incredibly talented center who, for whatever reason, hasn't yet reached his full potential. Bynum missed the entire 2012-13 season with a knee injury, but that hasn't stopped him from being hotly pursued by the Cavaliers (who've reportedly offered him a two-year deal), Hawks and Mavericks. Any team signing Bynum could be setting itself up as a contender for a long time, but which team will win out?

  • Which team will Andrew Bynum be playing for next season?

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  • Andrew Bynum averaged 18.2 PPG, 11.8 RPG, and 1.9 BLKPG in the 2011-12 season. What are you expecting out of Bynum if he's healthy this season?

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  • Would you want your favorite team to sign Andrew Bynum?

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  • How wary should teams looking to sign Andrew Bynum be about his injury history?

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