The Indiana Pacers officially signed center Andrew Bynum over the weekend.
Once Bynum was traded from the Cleveland Cavaliers to the Chicago Bulls and then subsequently released, he had several suitors, but wound up signing with the Pacers.
“It really wasn’t a hard decision, I think it’s the right fit for me,” Bynum said in a statement via Brian Windhorst of ESPN.com. “In all honesty, I think we’ve got the best chance of winning. It will be great to back up Roy, and I’ll do whatever I can to help this team.”
Pacers’ president Larry Bird is very happy Bynum chose the Pacers.
“We are obviously happy to have him join our team,” Bird said in a release. “He gives us added size, he is a skilled big man and he has championship experience. With the minutes he gets, he should be a valuable addition.”
In 24 games with the Cleveland Cavaliers this season, Bynum averaged 8.4 points, 5.3 rebounds, 1.2 blocks and 1.1 assists per game.