Editor’s Note: We’ll take a spin around The Association, taking a look at the Fantasy implications of all of the offseason movement. There are a bunch of moves with Fantasy importance, and our Ty Powell breaks it all down for you.
Andrew Bynum, C, Cleveland: Bynum missed an entire season due to his knee issues, never playing a game for the Philadelphia 76ers. A lot of people are going to question the Cavaliers for going after a guy like Bynum. However, he has championship experience and knows how to deal with the media while working with a superstar. In Cleveland, that emerging superstar is PG Kyrie Irving. Bynum’s presence in the paint will make offenses think how they can attempt to get Bynum into foul trouble, especially early in the season when he is not running like he has in the past. Once he gets into midseason form, he could re-emerge as one of the league’s top bigs, especially in the Eastern Conference. He has 12-8 ability (12 points, eight rebounds), and he will likely grab frequent double-doubles when he gets back to 100 percent. Fantasy owners worry about his propensity for injury, so definitely have plenty of alternates at the ready. However, he has tremendous size and strength, playing well with his back to the basket. He knows how to contend shots and rebound. He could help the Cavaliers re-emerge as a postseason threat.