The Andrew Bynum experiment appears over for the Cavaliers.
Cleveland suspended the enigmatic center indefinitely Saturday for "conduct detrimental to the team" and banned him from all team-related activities. Bynum, who signed a two-year, $24 million contract with the Cavs in July, did not travel with the team to Boston for Saturday's game and it's likely that he has played his final game for Cleveland.
The Cavs will try to trade Bynum.
Bynum's suspension isn't a major shock considering he has not performed at a consistent level and has appeared uninterested while on the floor. Earlier this season, the 7-footer, who did not play a single second last season for the 76ers because of knee injuries, talked openly about retirement and said his medical issues have been a challenge to overcome.
The Cavs didn't just lose Bynum on Saturday. They also lost their game to the Celtics, 103-100, in Boston, as Jeff Green and Jordan Crawford each scored 19 points, Brandon Bass added 15 points and had a game-saving blocked shot in the closing seconds for Boston. Kyrie Irving led the Cavaliers with 32 points.
Pacers 105, Nets 91 - Paul George (24 points), Lance Stephenson (23), and George Hill (21) led the way for host Indiana. Paul Pierce scored 18 points for Brooklyn.
Wizards 106, Pistons 82 - John Wall's 20 points led five players in double figures for host Washington. Greg Monroe's 14 points led Detroit.
Raptors 115, Knicks 100 - Kyle Lowry led host Toronto with 32 points.
- Associated Press