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Indiana Pacers sign Andrew Bynum for remainder of season

Bynum now has a home with the Indiana Pacers.
Bynum now has a home with the Indiana Pacers.
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Basketball fans were starting to wonder if Andrew Bynum would find a team before this season ended. On Feb. 1 all speculation ended and ESPN reported that Bynum will join forces with the Indiana Pacers for the remainder of the 2013-14 season.

The Indiana Pacers are already a force on the basketball court and are in line for a possible championship this year. They also already feature big men David West and Luis Scola. Adding Andrew Bynum to their roster is just icing on the cake.

The move to sign Andrew Bynum to the Pacers isn't really a surprise. If anything, they would do it to keep Bynum away from rival Miami Heat.

Many teams were interested in signing the troubled big man but most weren't willing to risk more than the veteran's minimum salary on him. Bynum wanted nothing of that minimum, having just given up roughly $6 million when he was traded to the Bulls and then cut.

Although Bynum is still taking a loss on this season, he may help the Pacers pick up a championship. He does have some experience in that area and may be the extra piece they need to put that trophy in the bag.

Bynum has a lot to prove in these last couple of months as well. He is only signed for the remainder of the season. If he gets injured again or doesn't fit with the Pacer as he obviously didn't fit with the Cavaliers, he may have a really hard time getting signed again for the next season.