Feb 01, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia 76ers center Andrew Bynum (33) prior to the game against the Sacramento Kings at the Wells Fargo Center. The Sixers defeated the Kings 89-80. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Quick Take Aways From Bynum Signing with Cavaliers

Andrew Bynum choose to sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers over the Dallas Mavericks and Atlanta Hawks.

The story has a few tentacles to it that need to be analyzed and addressed starting here with the takeaways from the choice.

What it says about Bynum

–  Money is important.

–  Surrounding talent, specifically Kyrie Irving, is important.

–  While he butted heads with Mike Brown in LA he respects Brown and wanted to play for him again.

–  Bynum bet about $18 million on himself.

–  He never was recruited, being drafted out of high school, and wanted to complete the 3 team visits before deciding.

–  Not working out for teams either means he is still injured greatly or he is arrogant based on his 2011 season.

–  Opportunity to make the playoffs was a factor.

What it says about Mike Brown

–  His firm coaching caused strife in LA, but was a draw for Bynum.

–  The 3 players he sought to bring to Cleveland this off-season came.

–  League players respect Brown.

–  He recruits.

–  He is confident in his second go round, and third HC position.

–  He believes he can control his young locker room.

What it says about Dan Gilbert and Chris Grant

–  Gilbert is still willing to spend money.

–  They, along with Nick Gilbert, were serious about making the playoffs this year.

–  They learned from depending on old veterans.

–  They are willing to take limited risks.

–  They have learned how to draw in free agents.

What it says about the Cavs

–  The team will compete.

–  The team has flexibility.

–  The team addressed there off-seasons needs:

–  Athletic players – Jarrett Jack, Anthony Bennett and Earl Clark

–  Shooting – Sergey Karasev, Jack and Bennett

–  Size and Girth – Andrew Bynum and Anthony Bennett

–  The team beat out Mark Cuban’s Dallas Mavericks.

–  The team beat out Danny Ferry’s Atlanta Hawks.

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