Miami Heat Rumors: Andrew Bynum to Sign With Defending Champions?

By Shane Phillips
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Finally, the Cleveland Cavaliers have relieved themselves of the nightmare that is Andrew Bynum. After weeks of trying to ship off the troubled 7-footer, Cleveland dealt Bynum, along with a few draft picks, to the Chicago Bulls for Luol Deng. As soon as the Bulls had acquired Bynum and his contract they waived him to send him directly into unemployment.

Honestly, can you blame the Bulls or Cavaliers for cutting ties with Bynum? He is nothing but a basket-case with horrible knees. It seems no matter where he ends up it always ends with an ugly divorce. Most of Bynum’s troubles can be blamed on his ego-maniacal ways and his blatant lack of maturity. His chronic knee problems don’t help his case much, either.

So, since Chicago waived the pesky center’s contract, Bynum will become a free agent Thursday evening and you better believe some idiotic team will sign the incompetent dork. The organizations interested in the big man include the New York Knicks, Los Angeles Clippers and Miami Heat.

Allow me to stop myself right there; the Heat are interested in Andrew Bynum? That can’t be right! Why on earth would Pat Riley want to sign another giant with God-awful knees? Greg Oden has proven to be nothing more than a practice dummy thus far, so why add another worthless 7-footer who has an attitude problem on top of all his other issues?

I find it highly unlikely that the defending champions would sign Bynum. Yes, Riley has that “I can save anyone” mentality. Look what he has done with Michael Beasley and Chris Andersen, but Bynum is like a dog with rabies; it is only going to get worse. Riley is too intelligent to waste his time and the team’s money on Bynum. Plus, Miami has a full roster and has guaranteed Beasley’s and Roger Mason Jr.‘s contracts. In order to sign Bynum they would have to eat a contract, and it isn’t worth it for the moronic center.

My best bet is Bynum will end up in New York because they have a track history of signing useless big men, such as Eddy Curry and Zach Randolph. Not to mention that the Knicks really have little to lose at this point. I would be shocked if Bynum ended up in South Beach. Miami does need a boost to their frontcourt, but Bynum would only hurt them, their roster and chemistry. Good luck to whatever team does decided to sign Bynum because he will be a massive headache to any franchise, anywhere in the entire world.

Shane Phillips is a Miami Heat Writer for Follow Shane on Twitter @Smphil01, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.

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