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NBA News: Former Laker Andrew Bynum signs with the Indiana Pacers

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After weeks of speculation and uncertainty surrounding his future in the NBA, former Lakers center Andrew Bynum has officially signed with the Indiana Pacers according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports on Feb. 1:

The Indiana Pacers signed free-agent center Andrew Bynum on Saturday, the team announced.

Once Bynum officially cleared waivers about three weeks ago, the two-time NBA champion was thought to sign with one of two teams. The Los Angeles Clippers and Miami Heat appeared to be the most interested in Bynum's services, but decided not to make a move to bring in the veteran center.

As a result of Bynum being there for the taking, the Pacers chose to sign the 26-year-old for the rest of the season. Bynum will make $1 million with the Pacers according to Ken Berger of CBS Sports:

Andrew Bynum's deal with the Pacers is for $1 million for the rest of the season, league source says. Worthwhile gamble.

Signing Bynum is an interesting move made by the Pacers, but a potentially brilliant one with Indiana now possessing one of the deepest frontcourts in the league. Adding Bynum into the mix along with All-Star Roy Hibbert and veteran forward David West might be enough to propel this team to an NBA title this season with the Heat potentially unable to compete with that frontline during the NBA playoffs.

It'll be interesting to see how things pan out in Indiana with Bynum having no success away from Los Angeles since being traded by the Lakers for Dwight Howard in the summer of 2012.

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