AKRON, Ohio – The difficult task facing the Cleveland Cavaliers this summer has been to locate a key veteran who can make a big impact on the roster.
They might have found their man in free-agent center Andrew Bynum.
Bynum, 25, visited the team’s facility Monday, a league source with knowledge of the meeting said.
Yahoo Sports, citing league sources, reported the Cavaliers made a two-year offer to 7-footer Bynum. But other reports indicated Cleveland was reluctant to go beyond one year.
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Bynum is expected to meet with the Dallas Mavericks and Atlanta Hawks later this week, ESPN reported.
Bynum, who was under contract with the Philadelphia 76ers, missed all of last season with problems in both knees.
Bynum played for Cleveland coach Mike Brown for one season with the Los Angeles Lakers, averaging career highs in points (18.7) and rebounds (11.8). The Cavaliers were involved in trade discussions for Bynum last summer before he went to the 76ers in a four-team trade.
Kaman agrees to join Lakers
LOS ANGELES – Chris Kaman is headed back to Los Angeles, this time with the Lakers.
The 7-foot free-agent center who spent the first eight years of his career with the Los Angeles Clippers said on Twitter he had agreed to join the Lakers. He played for Dallas last season. The deal is reportedly for one year at $3.2 million.
• Ex-Gonzaga standout Kelly Olynyk scored 13 points and had a game-high five steals for the Boston Celtics in a 93-63 victory over Detroit in the Orlando Pro Summer League. The 7-foot Olynyk, a first-round draft pick, has 38 points in two summer games.
Another former Zag, Micah Downs, scored 14 points on 5-for-7 shooting to help the Indiana Pacers beat Philadelphia 96-75.