There hasn’t been much news on the Andrew Bynum front since the big man was waived by the Chicago Bulls earlier this month. There was a report that the Indiana Pacers had interest in him, and that report appears to be legitimate.
ESPN’s Brian Windhorst reported on Friday night that the Pacers are planning to sign Bynum. No deal is in place, but Windhorst says the “talks are serious.”
The Indianapolis Star first reported that the two sides were meeting Friday. Bynum’s agent, David Lee, told The Star that “Bynum has not signed as yet.” The “as yet” part of his comment seems to be an indication that a deal is forthcoming.
Bynum was traded by the Cleveland Cavaliers to the Chicago Bulls on Jan. 7 and immediately waived before the second year of his contract was guaranteed. He was suspended indefinitely by the Cavs in December, which led to the team parting ways with him.
Bynum has long been known for his poor work ethic and injury history. Any team that considers him has to keep that in mind when weighing it against the benefits of his talent.
If the Pacers have legitimate interest in Bynum, I only have one thing to say: