Sure the Dallas Mavericks lost out on the top center in this year’s free agent class with Dwight Howard, but the front office has shifted focus to another 7-footer that at one time was considered the best in the game, Andrew Bynum. Dallas will meet with him as early as today.
Bynum met with the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday and was offered a two-year $24 million deal reportedly, but Bynum’s handlers are looking for a better commitment.
Dallas will meet with Andrew Bynum as early as today to discuss his health first and possibly joining the Mavericks second. Dallas has proven it can resurrect the careers of injury prone centers, see Tyson Chandler and Chris Kaman for examples. The Mavs can prove to Bynum that the medical staff in Dallas will be the best fit for him to return to the NBA after missing all of last season with the Philadelphia 76ers.
Any new contract Bynum receives from any team will have some type of “number of games played” stipulation. Bynum has earned two world championships with the Los Angeles Lakers and could be the third player in the locker room with at least one.
If he can assure the franchise that he physically able to perform at his championship level, the Mavericks are prepared to make an offer.