The deal is worth up to $24 million, sources said, and the Cavs hold a team option for the second year. Only $6 million of the contract is guaranteed, according to sources.
Bynum, who missed the entire 2012-13 season with the Philadelphia 76ers because of a knee injury, will have to reach a variety of health- and games-related benchmarks to collect the full $12 million in the first year of the deal, sources said. Bynum had his best NBA season in 2011-12 with the Lakers, averaging 18.7 points and 11.8 rebounds.
Sources said the Cavaliers, however, see the $6 million guarantee as a low-risk move given how rarely a former All-Star center such as Bynum becomes available on the open market — and how rarely they are available to lottery teams such as Cleveland. Read more at ESPN.com
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