Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert wondered what other moves general manager Chris Grant had in mind to improve Cleveland this summer.
Now he knows.
The Cavs played host to free agent center Andrew Bynum on Monday, a person familiar with the visit told The Associated Press.
The 7-foot Bynum, who didn’t play a game for Philadelphia last season because of a knee injury, met with team officials at Cleveland Clinic Courts, the club’s suburban facility, said the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of negotiations.
On Sunday, Gilbert went on Twitter to applaud the team’s acquisition of free agent forward Earl Clark and guard Jarrett Jack:
On his page, Gilbert wrote: “I am more than excited about @TeamEarlClark & @JarrettJack03 joining the @cavs! Two team players that flat-out make us better. What’s next CG?”
Bynum’s meeting with the Cavs was first reported by ESPN.
The Cavs want to first make sure Bynum is healthy before offering him a deal.
The Dallas Mavericks are also reportedly interested in Bynum after not getting Howard.
3-TEAM DEAL IN WORKS
The Denver Nuggets have agreed to separate sign-and-trade deals that will land them guard Randy Foye from the Utah Jazz and send Andre Iguodala to the Golden State Warriors, a person familiar with the decisions said Monday.
The Warriors had planned to sign Iguodala to a four-year, $48 million deal as a free agent last week. Instead, the deal will give the Warriors more salary cap flexibility, deliver Denver a $9 million trade exception and help Utah with expiring contracts and draft picks.
Former New Jersey Nets and Los Angeles Clippers player Duane Washington has been sentenced to 60 days in jail for hitting a pedestrian and then leaving the scene in western Michigan.
MLive.com reported that an Ottawa County judge also placed the 48-year-old Washington on 18 months’ probation and ordered him to perform 100 hours of community service.
Authorities say the former NBA player hit 71-year-old Estella Vitins on Sept. 18 while she walked along Interstate 96 in Crockery Township after running out of gas. Vitins survived the accident, though she suffered a broken leg and other injuries.
Adam Aron stepped down as 76ers CEO on Monday and was replaced by former Madison Square Garden Sports president Scott O’Neil. Aron will remain on the team’s board of directors and said he has increased his ownership stake in the franchise. Aron was part of the group that bought the franchise in 2011. … Chris Kaman, the 7-foot free agent center, said Monday on Twitter that he had agreed to join the Lakers. The deal is reportedly for one year at $3.2 million. … Thunder star Kevin Durant is engaged to Lynx guard Monica Wright of the WNBA. Wright confirmed the engagement on Sunday.