Newly signed Cleveland Cavaliers center Andrew Bynum had a 2012-2013 season to forget. However, this hasn’t lessened his expectations moving forward. Agent told Jason Lloyd of the Beacon Journal that his client’s knees are going to be a problem this season, adding that Bynum expects “to be nothing less than an All-Star” in 2013-14.
“His expectation is to be nothing less than an All-Star next year,” David Lee told the Akron Beacon Journal on Thursday. “Now I don’t know if anybody wants to say that out loud because there’s always a hesitancy to put pressure on himself. But in his mind, absolutely. He doesn’t see any reason why not.”
“He’s ready to go,” Lee said. “I don’t think [the knees] are going to be a prohibitive issue. I think last year was an aberration for a whole host of reasons.”
Bynum’s new contract protects the Cavs from a significant amount of risk, but they are counting on the big man to help them become a player in the East. If they’re able to do that, they may become an intriguing landing spot for top free agents such as LeBron James.