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Posted December 31, 2013 - 02:42 AM

The Los Angeles Lakers and Cleveland Cavaliers have had discussions on a trade that would involve Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum, league sources told ESPN.com.

No deal is believed to be imminent, but both sides are mulling it over ahead of a Jan. 7 deadline when the second half of Bynum's $12.25 million salary would be guaranteed. The Cavs suspended Bynum for one game this weekend for conduct detrimental to the team and have excused him indefinitely from all activities, including games.

By trading Gasol in a package for Bynum and then waiving him, the injury-ravaged Lakers could save more than $20 million in salaries and luxury taxes, which could help them maintain financial flexibility heading into the next few summers. A Gasol-Bynum trade would have to include at least one other player and perhaps other assets from Cleveland.

The Lakers are reluctant to part with the four-time All-Star in any trade without receiving assets of some value in return, sources said.

The Lakers have been luxury-tax payers for six straight seasons. While the luxury-tax savings this season -- and ability to avoid the repeater tax penalty that kicks in when a team is a taxpayer in four out of five years starting with the 2011-12 season -- would undoubtedly help the Lakers' long-term flexibility, the franchise's history and organizational culture make that a difficult prospect to consider.

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Edited by Real Deal, December 31, 2013 - 05:34 AM.
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Posted December 31, 2013 - 02:43 AM

please move ot gasol thread couldnt find it just wanted to make a thread first lol



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Posted December 31, 2013 - 02:49 AM

So I'm guessing it would be a Gasol for Bynum/Clark deal?   That's the one that works financially as I don't see the Cavs parting with Jack.  that plus Bynums 2nd year is up to us to decide so we could cut him after this year if he didn't pan out as well.


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Posted December 31, 2013 - 02:49 AM

You forgot to post the link, but I'll help you:

 

http://espn.go.com/n...rew-bynum-trade

 

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Posted December 31, 2013 - 02:50 AM

Do it for the post game interviews with Nick Young and Earl Clark together =P  Just imagine... 


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Posted December 31, 2013 - 02:51 AM

gracias! ramonas the bomb

You forgot to post the link, but I'll help you:

 

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Posted December 31, 2013 - 02:52 AM

I think Earl Clark and Bynum would be a solid haul for Gasol. Do it. 



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Posted December 31, 2013 - 02:54 AM

bynum is a poison but from the article it seems like hes only being used as cap relief correct?



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Posted December 31, 2013 - 02:59 AM

Might this finally be what Mitch & MDA discussed in that closed door meeting after all?


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Posted December 31, 2013 - 03:00 AM

bynum is a poison but from the article it seems like hes only being used as cap relief correct?

 

Pau for Bynum and Clark gives the Lakers about $2.8 mil in relief this year. It's double that in actual savings since the Lakers are over the luxury tax. That's if the Lakers keep Bynum for the rest of the year. This season isn't even fully guaranteed for Bynum, so they can potentially waive him and save even more money.

 

It's funny, I think I actually like Clark more than the other 2 guys these days.


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Posted December 31, 2013 - 03:02 AM

But here are the list of people the Cavs can give up with Bynum to the Lakers that work financially

Jarrett Jack

Tristan Thompson
Earl Clark

Dion Waiters

Anthony Bennett  


Those are the only 4 Cleveland would offer that the Lakers would likely take with Bynum. 

As we have Young, I think Waiters is out of the question.  Bennett I don't think the Lakers would take a shot on, till 2 years from now when he's either something or nothing.  I don't see them parting with Jack because he's Kyrie's only backup.  

So it comes down to either Tristan Thompson or Earl Clark.  And Thompson has shown a lot of upside, but given his 'buddy buddy' relationship with Irving that may be some baggage and Cleveland may not want to separate Kyrie and his friend and want to protect their investment.  

 

So Earl seems like the guy Cleveland would part with and honestly he'd jump at the opportunity to come back, this system brought the best out in him and he's rotting away in Cleveland while Brown refuses to give him minutes.

The only issue is the Lakers can't take 2 players, it would overload their roster and someone would have to be added. 

Such as Gasol/Williams for Bynum/Thompson or Bynum/Clark.

The thing about Bynum's contract is we can cancel it after this season if he didn't pan out.  Non guaranteed second year so we could basically unload Bynum with salary and keep Clark if we so chose.  AND if we waived Bynum before the 7th of January he'd be completely off the books.  Earl as well.  So it still fits the mold of the island of misfit toys that become gems theme we're going with this year and saving flexibility for next. 


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Posted December 31, 2013 - 03:05 AM

very interesting to say the least... ive been waiting for some trade news

But here are the list of people the Cavs can give up with Bynum to the Lakers that work financially

Jarrett Jack

Tristan Thompson
Earl Clark

Dion Waiters

Anthony Bennett  


Those are the only 4 Cleveland would offer that the Lakers would likely take with Bynum. 

As we have Young, I think Waiters is out of the question.  Bennett I don't think the Lakers would take a shot on, till 2 years from now when he's either something or nothing.  I don't see them parting with Jack because he's Kyrie's only backup.  

So it comes down to either Tristan Thompson or Earl Clark.  And Thompson has shown a lot of upside, but given his 'buddy buddy' relationship with Irving that may be some baggage and Cleveland may not want to separate Kyrie and his friend and want to protect their investment.  

 

So Earl seems like the guy Cleveland would part with and honestly he'd jump at the opportunity to come back, this system brought the best out in him and he's rotting away in Cleveland while Brown refuses to give him minutes.

The only issue is the Lakers can't take 2 players, it would overload their roster and someone would have to be added. 

Such as Gasol/Williams for Bynum/Thompson or Bynum/Clark.

The thing about Bynum's contract is we can cancel it after this season if he didn't pan out.  Non guaranteed second year so we could basically unload Bynum with salary and keep Clark if we so chose.  AND if we waived Bynum before the 7th of January he'd be completely off the books.  Earl as well.  So it still fits the mold of the island of misfit toys that become gems theme we're going with this year and saving flexibility for next. 



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Posted December 31, 2013 - 03:09 AM

Seems that way but I know at least 3 mods posters in particular that are going to be pissed at the prospect of Bynum returning here ^_^  


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Posted December 31, 2013 - 03:09 AM

How shocking would it be if nothing ultimately happened?


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Posted December 31, 2013 - 03:11 AM

How shocking would it be if nothing ultimately happened?


Not more shocking then..

 

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....Too soon? 


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Posted December 31, 2013 - 03:18 AM

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Trading for Bynum, then waiving him, saves Lakers (for Gasol) & Bulls (for Deng) more than $20 million in salaries and luxury taxes

 

It would save the Lakers a lot of money.


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Posted December 31, 2013 - 03:19 AM

i was actually very relieved when bynum was traded to be honest. Dude looked like he checked out mentally of not only b ball. He was beginning to crack mentally. Seems like they know this and are already expecting to use him as cap relief and nothing more. This season is shot. I hate to see gasol go but he doesnt seem to have the fire anymore either. Seems like an alright idea. I gueess well wait and see what happens next.



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Posted December 31, 2013 - 03:20 AM

give us Bennett and I'll think about it


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Posted December 31, 2013 - 03:47 AM

Lol it'd be funny to trade for Bynum only to waive him
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Posted December 31, 2013 - 03:47 AM

Seems like a good trade to save big money and get ready for next season. As long as we waive Bynum ASAP.


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