LOS ANGELES CA - JANUARY 11: Andrew Bynum #17 of the Los Angeles Lakers shoots over Ryan Hollins #5 the Cleveland Cavaliers at Staples Center on January 11 2011 in Los Angeles California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that by downloading and or using this photograph User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
HEY GUYS GUESS WHAT THE CAVALIERS ARE INVOLVED IN ANOTHER RUMOR.
APPARENTLY WE'RE DOING THAT THING WHERE WE PRETEND THAT THE CAVS ARE GOING TO TRADE FOR ANDREW BYNUM AGAIN.
Ric Bucher wrote another story for ESPN.com about the Cavaliers possibly giving up Anderson Varejao and picks for Andrew Bynum while Dwight Howard would go to the Lakers. I, for one, think it's never going to happen. I'll believe it when I see it. The Cavaliers aren't going to give up a bunch of assets unless Bynum agrees to an extension. Whatevs. Make of it what you will.
Apparently Chris Grant flew back to Cleveland from Las Vegas and that sparked even more speculation. The question I ask is: why would Grant have to fly back to Cleveland to make trade talks? Does he not have a cell phone? Does he have to make trades from his special Cavs lair?
The Cavaliers would land Lakers center Andrew Bynum for a package of draft picks and veteran power forward Anderson Varejao, according to one league source. The Lakers would receive Howard for Bynum. The source said this was merely the framework of a deal being discussed.
Cavaliers GM Chris Grant was in Las Vegas watching summer-league action but made an unplanned return to Cleveland, sources say, and is not expected to return. In the frenzy of anticipating if, when and where Howard might be dealt, such otherwise innocuous events have been enough to inspire massive speculation that a deal is near.