Andrew Bynum #17 of the Los Angeles Lakers dunks the ball in the second quarter while taking on the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game Four of the Western Conference Semifinals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs.
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INDEPENDENCE, Ohio - Andrew Bynum is officially a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers.
The free agent center signed a two-year, $24 million contract at the team's suburban training facility on Friday, and he was introduced by general manager Chris Grant.
Bynum sat out the entire 2012-2013 season with Philadelphia because of knee injuries, but said he will be medically cleared to practice by the start of training camp. He underwent surgery on both knees in March.
The Cavaliers only guaranteed Bynum $6 million in the first year of the deal, but he could earn an additional $6 million through performance incentives. Cleveland holds a $12 million team option for the second season.
The 25-year-old Bynum previously played for Cavaliers coach Mike Brown with the Lakers two years ago, making his lone All-Star appearance.
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Kyrie Irving, coming off the first scoreless game of his career, scored 20 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Los Angeles Clippers 88-82 Saturday night.
Dion Waiters scored a season-high 30 points for the Cavaliers. Andrew Bynum tied his season high with 20 points and grabbed a season-best 13 rebounds, and Jarrett Jack added 13 points.