The Norman Transcript

July 13, 2013

Cavs working to sign Bynum

Associated Press
The Associated Press

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — The Cavaliers welcomed their two newest players and continued to work on signing their biggest free-agent acquisition.

Guard Jarrett Jack and forward Earl Clark signed their contracts Friday with the Cavs, who also have an agreement with center Andrew Bynum. The sides are still finalizing Bynum’s contract, so general manager Chris Grant was unable to talk about the 7-foot center.

Bynum was traded to Philadelphia last summer but never played because of knee injuries.

Jack, who signed a four-year, $25 million deal, said Bynum “when healthy, he’s one of the best, if not the best big men in the game.”

Mavs’ Larkin breaks ankle: Mavericks rookie guard Shane Larkin has a broken ankle and will likely be sidelined until training camp.

Larkin confirmed reports of the injury on Twitter. The former Miami point guard, who was the 18th pick in last month’s draft, sustained the injury Friday in the last practice before the team flew to Las Vegas for summer league games.

“Yes it is true,” Larkin wrote a few minutes after reports of the injury showed up on Twitter. “But if you think I won’t come back stronger ... (than) before then you got the wrong guy.”

Larkin has been expected to battle for the backup job behind Jose Calderon, who signed with Dallas as a free agent.

Lakers sign Kaman: The Los Angeles Lakers signed free agent center Chris Kaman on Friday after Dwight Howard’s departure for Houston.

Kaman averaged 10.5 points and 5.6 rebounds while starting 52 of 66 games for Dallas last season. He averaged a career-low 20.7 minutes.

His deal with the Lakers is reportedly for one year at $3.2 million.