The Cleveland Cavaliers and Los Angeles Lakers could possibly execute a trade that would involve Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum. The deal could be completed by Sunday, according to an ESPN.com report. Talks had reportedly hit a standstill late last week, but ESPN is now reporting that the Cavs would like to complete a trade by Sunday so that it would happen ahead of Bynum's contract becoming fully guaranteed on Tuesday. The Cavs have been involved in talks with other teams looking to take advantage of Bynum's contract. The deal is for $12.3 million this season but if a team waives Bynum by Tuesday it will owe him nothing because the $6.3 million left on the contract is not guaranteed if he's released by that date. via Cavs want Bynum deal by Sunday - ESPN Ken Berger of CBSSports.com reported this week that the two teams held discussions in a move he described as harmful to the Lakers for both the short and long term.
Bynum-Gasol trade talks back on, deal could happen today
CBS Sports | Jan 5