The Indiana Pacers are making their front-line deeper with the latest addition of journeyman Center Adrew Bynum who got waived by the Bulls few months ago.
The Pacers announced on Saturday that they have acquired Big Man Andrew Bynum.
With this move, the Pacers seem to have sent a message to their rivals in the Eastern Conference especially the Miami Heat (a team that acquired a big man in the person of former number 1 overall pick Greg Oden) that they can match up with them pound for pound.
Some may say that the Pacers line-up prior to the arrival of Bynum can already compete with the best of 'em, but the Pacers made sure while they can still find some pieces to their puzzle took the liberty to sign free agent Bynum for the rest of the season worth $1 million.
Bynum shut down all the criticisms that he's getting such as 1. he will just ruin the team's chemistry and 2. team implosion is apparent, when he said in an interview that he's willing to take the back seat and watch the primary big man of the Pacers Hibbert handle his business on the court.
"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," said Bynum in a statement. "It will be great to back up Roy and I'll do whatever I can to help this team." (via USAToday)
At least for now we can be sure that Bynum is wearing the right lenses just to make the Pacers look good when they took the risk of signing him when in fact, they can do it without him.
"We are obviously happy to have him join our team. He gives us added size, he is a skilled big man and he has championship experience. With the minutes he gets, he should be a valuable addition," said Hall of Famer and Indiana Pacers President of Basketball Operations Mr. Larry (via USAToday).