CLEVELAND, Ohio — Andrew Bynum has found a home back in the NBA. A month after being suspended by the Cavaliers for conduct detrimental to the team and subsequently traded, the troubled center has been signed by the Pacers for the rest of the season.
Bynum never played and was released by Chicago after a trade on January 7. The Cavs acquired Luol Deng and drafts picks in the swap.
He now joins fellow seven-footer Roy Hibbert in the middle for Indiana, as they hope to dethrone LeBron James and the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference.
“It will be great to back up Roy, and I’ll do whatever I can to help this team,” Bynum told the Pacers official website Saturday. “It really wasn’t a hard decision. I think it’s the right fit for me and in all honesty, I think we’ve got the best chance of winning.”
Bynum will work out with the team for the next few days, but it has not been determined when he will suit up to play.