Man it sure pays to be a 7-footer.
Andrew Bynum amid questions about his character, knees, and love for the game, is still going to get interest on the open market.
Several reports suggest that the Heat, Clippers and Celtics would target Bynum immediately if he’s released.
3 – From what I hear, Bynum wants to end up with Heat or Clips. But he'd have to be released + Cavs want to trade him (see @WindhorstESPN).
— Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) December 28, 2013
According to USA Today, the Clippers would have interest in Bynum if he’s released. The Clippers have major depth issues with their frontline, essentially only having DeAndre Jordan as their only center.
CBS Sports is reporting that Bynum could be a option for the Celtics also.
And a third team that’s come up is the Boston Celtics. They have assets and expiring contracts they could potentially unload, but the Celtics have a pretty specific plan in place that seems to be working, so adding Bynum could be risky, especially since he’d be heading to another rebuilding situation.
This is all being speculated despite the assertion that Bynum doesn’t really even want to play anymore. It will be interesting to see if the lore of a playoff run and nice weather in Miami or L.A. could help get Bynum inspired.