One NBA official with knowledge of the rumored three-way deal that supposedly would bring Andrew Bynum to Cleveland, while sending Dwight Howard to the Lakers and Anderson Varejao and draft picks to the Orlando Magic, doesn't think it will happen and says new Magic GM Rob Hennigan is reluctant to trade Howard to the Lakers.
In addition, Bynum's agent, David Lee, says he has had "zero contact" with the Cavaliers and their general manager, Chris Grant, and doesn't know how they appeared on a list of teams the Lakers center would consider when he becomes a free agent next summer.
"I read the same reporting giving the Andrew Bynum 'priority list' for lack of a better term," Lee said in a telephone interview Thursday. "I was in Alaska. I was in Alaska with Andrew. I don't know where that list came from. I'm speculating maybe [the reporter] went through teams with cap space. I don't know what else to tell you. I looked at the report and learn something every day."
Asked if his client had any interest in the Cavs, Lee said: "I cannot tell you that. We have not had any conversations. With all deference to Chris Grant, who's really a great guy I've known a long time, he's not even allowed to call me because that would be tampering."
A Cleveland Cavaliers' trade for Andrew Bynum remains more rumor than fact
Cleveland Plain Dealer | Jul 20