The Cleveland Cavaliers have signed Andrew Bynum on a two-year deal worth $24m.
The deal comes as part of a rebuilding job taking place, as the Cavaliers had had already added first overall Draft pick Anthony Bennett, former Warriors combo guard Jarrett Jack and Earl Clark, an ex-Laker.
But the money proposed in the deal is likely to be worth only $6m next season, with the other half of the money only being paid if he reaches incentives.
The 25-year-old center averaged 20.5 points per game and 11.5 rebounds per game in the 2011-12 season, which was his last year with the LA Lakers.
That was followed by a torrid year with the Philadelphia 76ers, where he didn’t play a single game after being plagued by knee injuries.
He is still not able to train in full-court drills with his new team, but the Cavs have other players who can play in the center position, such as Anderson Varejao and Tyler Zeller.
They were the only team who were prepared to match his wage demands, and his signing has been made with a long-term vision, as they expect him to become a key player when fit.
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