NBA Free Agency Roundup: Bynum Extension Possibilities
While NBA fans everywhere wait to find out where Dwight Howard will be playing next year, they saw a number of transactions go down on another torrid day of NBA free agency.
Upon having his name linked to trade talks in the Dwightmare, Andrew Bynum’s agent is urging teams that have been linked to him to check with Bynum to make sure that he would be receptive to signing an extension before trading for him. Bynum is entering the final year of his current deal.
The two teams that have been linked to Bynum in three team deals involving the Los Angeles Lakers and Orlando Magic are the Houston Rockets and Cleveland Cavaliers. Given Bynum’s attitude issues and the unnatractive rosters on both of those squads, both teams should heed the advice of his agent to avoid getting burned.
Boston is very close to working out a sign and trade deal with the Houston Rockets to acquire shooting guard Courtney Lee. The reported package they are looking to send to Houston consists of JaJuan Johnson, E’Twaun Moore, Sean Williams and a second round pick in order to make the salaries match up. Lee averaged just under 11.5 points per game last season.
Ryan Hollins signed a one year deal with the Los Angeles Clippers. Hollins only played 13.4 minutes per game last season and will add a small degree of frontcourt depth to the Clippers.
Vladimir Radmanovic has signed with the Chicago Bulls. He spent last season with the Atlanta Hawks, playing 49 games and putting up 4.5 points per contest. Is this Chicago’s attempt to replace Kyle Korver? If so, it is a weak one.