There was talk of a return to the Los Angeles Lakers, an odd trade involving the Utah Jazz and Richard Jefferson, but in the end, none of those places ended up being the final destination for Andrew Bynum. Instead, Bynum is headed to the Chicago Bulls. Cue the collective "what?!" Here's a breakdown of the deal, courtesy of Cavaliers beat writer for the Akron Beacon Journal, Jason Lloyd.
#Cavs have acquired Luol Deng from the Chicago Bulls— Jason Lloyd (@JasonLloydABJ) January 7, 2014
#Cavs will send Chicago a pair of 2nd round picks and a first-round pick previously acquired from Sacramento Kings— Jason Lloyd (@JasonLloydABJ) January 7, 2014
Bulls also get right to swap first round pick with #Cavs in 2015 draft, but it's lottery protected. And the swap rights expire after 2015— Jason Lloyd (@JasonLloydABJ) January 7, 2014
Meanwhile, Alex Kennedy of HOOPSWORLD reports:
The next step for the Bulls? Waiving Andrew Bynum by 5 p.m. tomorrow. Bynum will become an unrestricted free agent after clearing waivers.— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) January 7, 2014
Looks like this is the beginning of the Bulls' rebuilding process. What are your thoughts on the trade? Who do you think ends up better off in the end?
[via Jason Lloyd]