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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.
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?
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?
NBA Free Agency
The NBA's free-agency period is underway, and although deals cannot be made official until July 10 there's already been plenty of wheeling and dealing. Which teams have helped themselves and which have flopped this offseason? Tell us what you think. Vote now!