Andrew Bynum finally made his Indiana Pacers’ debut on March 11 in a 94-83 victory over the Boston Celtics.
Bynum was impressive, scoring eight points on three-of-four shooting from the field and grabbing 10 rebounds in just 16 minutes. Three days later, Bynum sat out a 101-94 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers. He returned a night later and had 15 points on six-of-18 shooting and pulled down nine rebounds in 20 minutes as the Pacers defeated the Detroit Pistons 112-104.
Most figured Bynum skipped the first game because the Pacers were playing the 76ers, who barely resemble an NBA team.
When the Pacers hosted the 76ers Monday, he sat out again.
Then, he didn’t even make the trip in the Pacers’ 92-86 loss to the New York Knicks Wednesday night.
Bynum’s knee continues to bother him and according to the Pacers’ head coach Frank Vogel, he will be out “a little while.”
“He played in the Detroit game, aggravated a previous condition and had some swelling in there,” Vogel said, via Brett Pollakoff of Pro Basketball Talk. “He’s going to be out for a little while.”
Bynum is averaging 8.7 points and 5.6 rebounds per game this season.