The Indiana Pacers brought on a lot of attention when they signed troubled NBA center Andrew Bynum in the middle of the season, as the move was viewed as being made solely to keep him away from the Miami Heat. Whatever the Pacers actual plan was, it’s irrelevant now as the team announced Wednesday that Bynum’s knee is still not recovered properly and he’ll be out for the remainder of the postseason.
Pacers say center Andrew Bynum (knee) will miss the rest of the playoffs and will not be with the team.
— Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) May 7, 2014
Larry Bird released a statement on the decision to shut Bynum down, saying the team doctors did all they could to get him ready but simply couldn’t.
“We want to thank Andrew and medical staff for trying to get the issues with his knee resolved,” Bird said. “We wish him the best in the future.”
The decision to shutdown Bynum and the utter failure his signing turned out to be perfectly personifies the Pacers season up to this point. When they signed Bynum, there was a lot of hope that things would work out, but that hope turned to dust and the Pacers may also soon be out for the remainder of the postseason as well.