Andrew Bynum suspension lifted but absence continues

Published Add your comment

Football News

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.

L.A. Lakers
Cleveland Cavaliers
NBA Finals

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport - NBA Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again