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NBA free agency news roundup: Andrew Bynum gets incentive-laced offer, Mavs have options
Kevin Zimmerman, SBNationPosted: Wednesday, July 10, 2013, 7:01 PM

The Andrew Bynum saga that was rumored to end on Tuesday has rolled past the NBA free agency moratorium as teams remain wary of signing the often-injured center. The wait is expected to continue into Thursday but on Wednesday, it became clear how the Cleveland Cavaliers would approach the situation.
They went big by offering Bynum a $24 million deal for two years, but the contract has a few catches. The Cavs made the deal a simple team option for the second season. Cleveland is also only guaranteeing $6 million in the first season, or half of the annual salary.
The worry is Bynums health after he missed all of last season with various knee injuries. Hell need to meet a variety of incentive benchmarks, as ESPNs Marc Stein put it.
But again, the offer is on the table. That could help the Cavs in the longrun, according to Cavs blog Fear the Sword:
Its interesting to note that Stein maintains that this is still the best offer that Bynum has received. Well see if it stays that way, but apparently Atlanta and Dallas are being as cautious as the Cavs.
Of course, the deal could still be worth up to $24 million. Bynum would just have to stay healthy and be productive. If Bynums camp is confident that hell stay healthy, then the Cavaliers are still making a pretty nice offer that no team appears to be willing to top.Mavs eye backup to Bynum plan
The Dallas Mavericks met with Bynum after the Cavs and Atlanta Hawks, and they are likewise wary about his injury history. The front office and medical staff discussed the risk-reward of signing the big man on Wednesday, but they reportedly have a backup plan if they either miss on landing Bynum or decide not to offer him a deal at all.
Mavs Moneyball: More on the Mavs offseason
ESPNs Marc Stein reports free agent center Samuel Dalembert will be a target for the Mavericks. Dalembert was a fine defensive presence off the bench for the Milwaukee Bucks last season but is expendable because of Larry Sanders emergence last year.Brandan Wright back to Dallas?
Brandan Wright wants to be in Dallas and the feeling is mutual. But the Mavericks want to fill their center position with a player from another team before re-signing Wright. Thats because Dallas owns the power forwards Early Bird rights and can creep over the salary cap when his contract -- one expected to be for multiple years worth well over the NBA average -- is signed, as ESPN Dallas Tim MacMahon notes.Brewer to T-Wolves in place
Hot and cold for Corey What do T-Wolves fans think of the teams moves?
The Minnesota Timberwolves always wanted Corey Brewer, but they needed to find financial space for him with incoming shooting guard Kevin Martin expected to earn $30 million over four years. So in a move to sign both Brewer and Martin, they worked out a deal with the Milwaukee Bucks to take point guard Luke Ridnours $4.3 million contract off the books.
The T-Wolves will acquire Martin in a sign-and-trade deal with Martins former team, the Oklahoma City Thunder, who will receive a trade exception in return.Knicks interested in Tyrus Thomas
Tyrus Thomas and his hefty five-year, $40 million contract was amnestied from by the Charlotte Bobcats this past week in order for the team to sign center free agent Al Jefferson. Hell be a free agent on Friday if a team doesnt claim him off waivers -- thats unlikely -- and the New York Knicks are reportedly interested in signing him, according to Frank Isola of the New York Daily News. Posting and Toasting: More on the Knicks offseasonMore from SB Nation:
• Flannery: The best (and worst) from NBA free agency
• Ziller: Melo on the Lakers? Stop it
• LaMarcus Aldridge angling for trade to Bulls?
• Kings still in mix for Monta Ellis
• Grading the NBA free agent deals
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