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Cleveland Cavaliers' Andrew Bynum
By acquiring Andrew Bynum on an incentive-laden contract scheduled to guarantee only $6 million of the two-year deal worth $24 million in total, the Cavs have put themselves in a great position if the All-Star is able to stay healthy.
The Bynum news broke this summer on the heels of the Cavaliers also acquiring free-agents Earl Clark and Jarrett Jack from the Los Angeles Lakers and Golden State Warriors, respectively.
While Clark, a more natural stretch-4, may spend some time adjusting to life as a full-time small forward for newly rehired head coach Mike Brown, Jack will step in immediately and provide both a short and long-term impact for the Cavs.
Jack's ability to play both the shooting guard and point guard positions will create a formidable three-guard lineup alongside Kyrie Irving and Dion Waiters. The veteran also expects to help both of the Cavaliers' young guards continue their development moving forward.
These free-agency moves come as a complement to the No. 1 overall selection of Anthony Bennett from UNLV along with drafting Sergey Karasev from Russia at 19. Carrick Felix, selected in the second round by Cleveland, also appears to be showing enough talent in the NBA Summer League thus far to be on his way to earning a roster spot.
This, along with gaining a healthy Anderson Varejao, who played in only 25 games last season, will all combine to make the Cavaliers an extremely compelling team heading into the third year of the Irving era.