The big man has been suspended indefinitely "for conduct detrimental to the team," per an official team release on Cavs.com. According to Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski and Marc J. Spears, the Cavs are now "determined to unload Andrew Bynum in a trade."
With questions surrounding both his health—bad knees cost him all of the 2012-13 season—and his desire, he's nowhere near the trade chip he once was.
In the summer of 2012, he was one of the prominent pieces involved in the four-team trade that sent him to the Philadelphia 76ers and perennial All-Star Dwight Howard to the Los Angeles Lakers. But Bynum has been mired in a rapid decline ever since and may never again be the player who averaged 18.7 points and 11.8 rebounds for the Purple and Gold in 2011-12.
In fact, Fox Sports' Sam Amico reports that teams aren't interested in trading for him, and the Cavs will release him before his contract is guaranteed for anything more than $6 million.
Still, his size (7'0", 285 pounds) and skill could prove intriguing enough for yet another team to gamble on before he becomes available to the highest bidder. That, or his cap-friendly contract will become too intriguing to pass up for a team looking to shed salary.
Either way, the Cavs may still have something of value to shop on the trade market. But what exactly should they expect to find in return? And if Cleveland can't find what its after, which teams will be waiting for him to hit the waiver wire?