Yesterday it appeared that the Dallas Mavericks were the only known team considering handing Andrew Bynum a multi-year contract. The Cleveland Cavaliers were also said to be interested in Bynum, but on a one-year deal. The Cavs have reportedly made an offer to the big man, extending a two-year, $24 million incentives-based deal, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.
The second year of Bynum’s offer is said to be a team option. In this way, the Cavaliers can protect themselves against further injury issues, as they’ll have the option to cut ties after one season of Bynum.
Cleveland met with Bynum on Monday, but Wojnarowski notes that the team could “fast lose patience” with waiting on the center to make a decision. Bynum has moved on to a meeting with the Atlanta Hawks, while the Cavs are discussing one-year deals with Andrei Kirilenko and Elton Brand. If a deal is reached with either veteran, Cleveland wouldn’t be able to sign Bynum.