The Miami Heat were expected to be a potential home for free agent center Andrew Bynum, but there has been no market for the 26-year-old big man has been silent since he was released from the Chicago Bulls following a trade with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
However, that could all change in the very near future, with reports that Bynum is very close to signing a deal with the Indiana Pacers. Brian Windhorst of ESPN went as far as to say that the Pacers are planning on signing Bynum.
According to the Indy Star, Bynum and his agent met with the Pacers on Friday night, but nothing has been agreed on at this moment in time.
Bynum’s agent David Lee told The Indianapolis Star that he and Bynum were in town. According to Lee, Bynum and the Pacers have not reached a contractual agreement.
“(Bynum) has not signed as yet,” Lee said on Friday night.
With the depth that the Pacers currently have in the front court, it would certainly be a puzzling move, but when you are hoping to make a deep run in the postseason you can never have too many big bodies on the bench — especially when you can use them to beat the Miami Heat.