Feb 7, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indiana Pacers center Andrew Bynum watches from the in dress clothes during a game against the Portland Trail Blazers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Indiana defeats Portland 118-113 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Andrew Bynum ready to make his Indiana Pacers debut?


Andrew Bynum has lived an entire career during this NBA season. He was courted last offseason, signed by the Cleveland Cavaliers, got into it (reportedly) with Cavs head coach Mike Brown, was released and courted again during Feb free agency and signed by the Indiana Pacers. If Indiana gets their way, they’ll also gift Bynum a Championship ring.


The weirdest part of that whole sequence is the fact that Bynum has only played in 24 games this season (all with the Cavs) and not in one since Dec 26. However, both he and the Pacers (his new team) is hoping that changes in the near future — like Friday.

Per Candace Buckner, of The Indianapolis Star, Bynum is looking to make his debut with Indiana Friday.

Andrew Bynum could make his debut with the Indiana Pacers soon.

On Sunday, Bynum said that he hopes to be “cleared to play next week,” believing that he could be on the floor by Friday, March 14 when the Pacers play in Philadelphia. Pacers coach Frank Vogel said the team planned to re-evaluate Bynum after the road trip.

“We’ll see after (Sunday’s) game goes and then we’ll probably meet about it (Monday),” Vogel said, “and try to come up with a firmer plan.”

And that couldn’t come at a better time. The Pacers are in midst of a four-game losing streak and maybe Bynum could supply a boost that the team could desperately use right now.

I know it sounds strange, but isn’t that why the Pacers signed him in the first place?



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