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Andrew Bynum suspension lifted but absence continues

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Cleveland Cavaliers outcast Andre Bynum had his suspension lifted after just a single game last weekend, but remains off the active roster and will continue to be effectively on paid leave until a trade or waiver can be negotiated.

Bynum was banned indefinitely by Cleveland last Friday following an altercation in practice, with Cavs management finally growing tired of the ex LA Lakers star's persistent injury struggles and commitment issues.

The 26-year-old's suspension was quickly lifted but that decision is to all intents and purposes purely a technicality, with Bynum being paid to stay away from practice and matches in full.

Cleveland will now continue to pay Bynum his $12.3m-a-year salary until they can find a trade option or wave his deal altogether, an eye-watering sum which works out at $100,000 per match.

The Cavs picked up Bynum as a free agent last year following his ill-fated spell with the Philadelphia 76ers, which was brought to end by double-knee surgery towards the end of an anonymous campaign.

Questions marks continue to surround Bynum's ability to remain an NBA player long-term, while Cleveland will desperate to bring an end to the stand-off quickly and free up a spot on their active roster.

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