The Cavaliers announced Saturday morning that Bynum "has been excused from all team activities indefinitely."
Bynum contributed to two Lakers championships but struggled with chronic knee injuries.
Instead of re-signing the 7-footer to a long-term deal, the Lakers dealt Bynum to the
Bynum didn't play a single game for the Sixers while rehabbing his knees last season.
The Cavaliers signed him to a unique contract this last summer, giving him $12.25 million for the current season, of which only $6 million is guaranteed. Bynum also has a second, non-guaranteed year on his deal at $12.54 million.
Cleveland can cut Bynum so that he clears waivers by Jan. 10, owing him only the $6 million. The team can also try to trade him.
If another team acquires Bynum before the January deadline, they too can cut him for salary cap relief and perhaps trade a larger, unwanted contract to the Cavaliers.
Of course, a team might covet Bynum's potential, despite his questionable knees and a questionable attitude. After all, the
There isn't an obvious reason for the Lakers to deal for Bynum.
It would be a stretch to say they'd do it again.