Andrew Bynum's agent says city of Cleveland 'wasn't a problem,' unsure of fallout

David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Details are scarce on why Andrew Bynum was suspended, but the city of Cleveland wasn't a problem for him.

Andrew Bynum was suspended indefinitely by the Cleveland Cavaliers for conduct detrimental to the team, but his agent isn't sure why things weren't working out for both sides, reports Jason Lloyd of the Akron Beacon Journal Online. He staid the city of Cleveland was not the problem, and Bynum didn't mind being out of the spotlight:

"Cleveland is not the problem. Cleveland is not a negative connotation," Lee said. "Andrew has shied away from publicity his entire life. He's not a guy who needs the limelight. He lives in a simple neighborhood there. He walks his dog and rides his bike to the store. He goes to the movies by himself. Cleveland wasn't a problem for him."

He also had high praise for the Cavaliers' training staff, crediting it for helping Bynum make his return to the court after missing the entire 2012-13 season with the Philadelphia 76ers.

The suspension came after Bynum reportedly started taking wild shots during practice and being disinterested in participating. Bynum had played in 24 games prior to his suspension, averaging 8.4 points and 5.3 rebounds in 20 minutes per.

The Cavaliers signed Bynum to a two-year, partially guaranteed deal this summer and must waive him prior to Jan. 7 in order to save $6.2 million in salary, otherwise he'll be paid the full $12.2 million he's owed in the first year of his deal. The Cavs have been in trade discussions with multiple teams, but the market is minimal for the oft-injured center.

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