Andrew Bynum Rumors: Dallas Mavericks Reportedly Pursuing Polarizing Center

July 6th, 2013 by Steven Cook Leave a reply »

The Dallas Mavericks have shifted their efforts toward landing another All-Star center in Andrew Bynum after missing out on the Dwight Howard sweepstakes.

According to Tim MacMahon and Marc Stein of ESPN, Dallas has its eye on the polarizing Philadelphia 76ers big man as it looks to recover from failing in its efforts to land Howard. 

The Mavs will proceed with caution due to the knee condition that caused the 7-foot, 285-pound Bynum to miss all of his lone season with the Philadelphia 76ers, the sources said. 

The evaluation process of the 25-year-old Bynum's problematic knees will be "exhaustive," according to the sources.

The Mavs consider their medical staff, headlined by Team USA athletic trainer Casey Smith and Dr. T.O. Souryal, to be the best in the league. The medical staff, which played a significant role in getting Tyson Chandler's career back on track after two injury-riddled seasons, could be a recruiting asset in the pursuit of Bynum.

This news comes hours after Stein confirmed the Mavs' interest in the injury-riddled star center on Twitter:

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