Dec 12, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia 76ers center Andrew Bynum (33) along the sidelines prior to the game against the Chicago Bulls at the Wells Fargo Center. The Bulls defeated the Sixers 96-89. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Reports: Cavaliers Offer Andrew Bynum 2 yr/24 Million Dollar Contract

Mar 02, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia 76ers center Andrew Bynum (33) looks up at the scoreboard during the first quarter against the Golden State Warriors at the Wells Fargo Center. The Sixers defeated the Warriors 104-97. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Last night Evan covered the Cavs interest in Bynum. We looked at Bynum’s visit to Cleveland today and what it says about the Cavs, Bynum and coach Mike Brown earlier today.

Now according to Adrian Wojnarowski the Cleveland Cavaliers offered Andrew Bynum a 2 year contract worth $24 Million Dollars as well as incentives. The second year of this contract offer is a team option. This contract offer makes sense in many ways. Bynum’s history shows he can be a top 3 center in this league, if healthy. This history, as well as his time spent with Mike Brown where he had career best numbers, makes the high yearly salary necessary. His injury history, including not playing a single game last year and only practicing once, requires the Cavs to make the cautious offer of one year guaranteed.

Wojnarowski added that the Cavaliers want Bynum to make a decision on their offer quickly. He reports the Cavs have made contact with Elton Brand and Andrei Kirilenko and are ready to make high salary one year offers to them as well. It makes sense for the Cavs to push this forward quickly. Chris Grant and Dan Gilbert have learned to not be used as leverage, or be left waiting, instead they are taking control of the situation. If the Cavs drop out of the Bynum sweepstakes he loses leverage with Dallas or any other team. Expect this decision to be made shortly after his visit with Dallas, which is reported to be tomorrow. If the Cavs are able to acquire Bynum Factory of Sadness staff will review the Cavs roster and compare with other playoff teams, a early 2013-2014 season preview if you will.

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