Bynum has almost assuredly played his final game for the Cavaliers, a source with direct knowledge of the franchise's plans told Yahoo Sports after the team announced Saturday it has suspended Bynum indefinitely for conduct detrimental to the team.
"He doesn't want to play basketball anymore," a league source told Yahoo Sports.
The Cavaliers believe Bynum has been a "disruptive" presence within the team and have lost hope the partnership can be salvaged, sources said. Bynum often expressed a lack of desire to play and practice and was convinced by the Cavaliers not to quit previously, sources said.
Byrnum could also try to negotiate a buyout according to Tim Polzer of SI:
He also could try to negotiate a buyout with the Cavs and try to sign a contract for the veteran's minimum with a contending team if he clears waivers.
3 - From what I hear, Bynum wants to end up with Heat or Clips. But he'd have to be released + Cavs want to trade him (see @WindhorstESPN).— Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) December 28, 2013
6 - Last note... This is super-important because a semi-healthy Bynum could swing the title race if he lands with Heat or Clips. Stay tuned.— Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) December 28, 2013
In addition, Bill makes a very important point as to where to trade Bynum:
5 - No team will trade for Bynum and spend 6 mill if he doesn't want to play there. He's playing this perfectly. Depressing but true.— Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) December 28, 2013
Sam Amick tweeted that the Clippers would be interested in Bynum's services
No surprise, but I'm told the Clippers would have interest in Andrew Bynum if he's released. Final $6 mil of his deal guaranteed Jan. 7.— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) December 28, 2013