Former Cleveland Cavaliers center Andrew Bynum has reportedly drawn interest from eight NBA teams, according to a tweet Wednesday from ESPN's Chris Broussard.
The full list of teams interested in the former All-Star's services is not known. As previously reported, Broussard said the Miami Heat and the Los Angeles Clippers remain in the mix to land the big man. Sean Deveney of Sporting News reported that the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets are also expected to reach out to Bynum, but that the Indiana Pacers, despite being a contender and perhaps a team that would be of interest to Bynum, have no interest in the 26-year-old. Bynum cannot sign with a team until he clears waivers on Thursday.
The former NBA champion was traded to the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday in a cap-clearing move. He was waived by Chicago less than 24 hours later. The Bulls don't have to pay the $6.3 million remaining on his $12.3 million partially guaranteed contract.
As Broussard points out, playing time, the ability to win a championship this season and money will all be factors in Bynum's decision of where to sign next. If he goes to a contender, such as the Miami Heat, it will likely be on a veterans minimum contract.
I'm told 8 teams are interested in signing A Bynum, most notably Heat & Clips. Playing time, contender status & $ all factors in decision. — Chris Broussard (@Chris_Broussard) January 8, 2014