Lakers, Cavs Discuss Andrew Bynum, Pau Gasol Trade?

Andrew Bynum and Pau Gasol

Is Andrew Bynum returning to the Lakers?

Los Angeles and the Cleveland Cavaliers have reportedly had discussions about a trade that would involve Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum, sources tell ESPN.com.

The report says both sides have begun talks, but plan to mull over the decision until the Jan. 7 deadline when the second half of Bynum’s $12.25 million salary would be guaranteed.

The Cavs recently suspended Bynum for one game this weekend for conduct detrimental to the team and have excused him indefinitely from all activities, including games.

The Lakers could potentially trade Gasol for Bynum and then wavie the one-time All-Star and save more than $20 million in salary and luxury taxes. Thus, allowing them some financial flexibility moving forward. The trade wouldn’t be one for one though — it would have to include at least one other player to make the deal work under league rules.

Stay tuned…

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