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Cavaliers suspend center Andrew Bynum

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CLEVELAND (AP) - Cavaliers center Andrew Bynum has been suspended indefinitely from the team for detrimental conduct and banned from all team activities.

Bynum, who signed a two-year, $12 million contract with the Cavs this summer, did not travel with the team to Boston for Saturday's game. It's possible that Bynum has played his final game with the Cavs.

Earlier this season, Bynum talked about retirement and said his numerous knee problems have been a challenge to overcome. The 7-footer has shown flashes of being a productive player, but has been too inconsistent and doesn't seem to have any passion to play. He missed all 11 shots from the field in a game this week against Detroit.

The Cavs only guaranteed Bynum $6 million on his deal, and they can clear more salary cap space if he is traded or released by Jan. 7.

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Jayanne December 29 2013 at 5:10 AM

ONLY $6M, in my hard working life time I won't make that! How irresponsible is HE?

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gene how are you December 28 2013 at 6:19 PM

Let the man go or see if you can get anything for him .

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Mike December 29 2013 at 12:19 AM

Funny how he all of a sudden he starts "mailing it in" as soon as he had a new contract. It's too bad he's got a guarantee of $6 million. It should have been much less with his history of similar behavior with other teams. Missing all 11 shots from the field in a game is inexcusable for a pro, too. Get rid of him!

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critterkitty13 Mike December 29 2013 at 1:26 AM

I agree with you about the 6 Million. What a sweet deal. For him that is. I just don't get it. I cant see the logic behind giving him a contract that allows him to collect 1/2 of his 2 year salary even if he didn't play all of the first season. Why would they give him a contract like that knowing his history? Poor negotiation skills on the teams part? Poor judgment? Favors? (i.e.; politics? Every company has their own political games they play) I would like to know and it would be great if they would address some of these questions but they wont of course.

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JT December 28 2013 at 6:22 PM

he was over paid!!! get rid of him!

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rmay5576 December 28 2013 at 6:23 PM

If he is no longer able to be a competetive player he should be released with reduced compensation.

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brccorp1 December 29 2013 at 12:15 AM

Bynum was a problem in LA why would he be different in Cleveland

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freeradicals December 28 2013 at 6:30 PM

"The Cavs only guaranteed Bynum $6 million . . .", so sad.

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js3579 December 28 2013 at 6:32 PM

No play, No pay. Theres no way the desire NOT to play just came on AFTER he signs a big contract. BS. All too often these pro athletes have a career year when they are up for a new contract and then jake it once they get the big dollars. No contract should be guaranteed. Period. (And I mean period unlike our president).

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pistonspapa1 December 28 2013 at 6:32 PM

He should be released and his pay stopped immediatly. There are a few professional atheletes that think they can do anything they like and that has to stop.

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B.Gee December 28 2013 at 6:36 PM

He didn't want to play , but he took the money anyway. Then Brown coached hard and Bynum didn't like it, so he played and practiced lazy. He was asking for it. I wish that the Cavs could sue him -- in business , one could make a case of "failure to perform as contracted"

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