Andrew Bynum had better grow up.


Like luge fast.

That's what the Cleveland Cavaliers need to happen if a proposed three-way trade among them, the Los Angeles Lakers and Orlando Magic actually goes through.

Because the Bynum who played the past seven years in Los Angeles has shown he is a talented big man, although one with the bubbling potential to act like a spoiled little child at the drop of his uniform. As a Laker, Bynum showed he had talent, but he also showed he could be an entitled kid.

That's not always the best combination for a guy who presumably will get a new contract worth tens of millions.

All this is hypothetical, of course, because no trade has been completed. But the one being discussed is big, with Dwight Howard going to the Lakers to form another super team and Bynum coming to Cleveland and draft picks and a couple of veterans going to Orlando.

Nobody's certain what the Cavs would have to give up, whether it's Anderson Varejao and a first-round pick or two, but there have been discussions.

If the trade were to go through, Bynum would give the Cavs a needed inside presence. He's a shot-blocking 7-footer with the ability to score and mesh with point guard Kyrie Irving to form a potentially formidable one-two combination. Add in Dion Waiters and Tristan Thompson, and the Cavs might have something.