Dwight Howard Trade: Cavs Want 'Assurances' Of Andrew Bynum Extension

The Cleveland Cavaliers are ready to make a deal that would net them Andrew Bynum and send Dwight Howard to the Los Angeles Lakers but not before they speak to Bynum and his agent, according to Adrian Wojnarowski. Bynum will be a free agent following the 2012-2013 season, and the Cavs are seeking assurance that the center will sign a contract extension. The Cavs can't do without that security, as Wojnarowski points out:

Salary-cap space in Dallas and Houston could be intriguing to [Bynum]. That’s why Cleveland needs the promise of a contract extension to consummate this deal. The Cavaliers believe they can sell Bynum on a partnership with one of the most dynamic young players in the sport – point guard Kyrie Irving – as well as their young core of talent and owner Dan Gilbert’s willingness to commit the resources needed to compete for championships.

The Houston Rockets are also a potential candidate for the third team in the trade. As reported here earlier Bynum's agent has not yet spoken to the Cavaliers, and Cavs fans certainly hope that changes soon.

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