HoopsHype Andrew Bynum rumors

February 1, 2014 Updates

So, will he fit with the Pacers, a team known for its chemistry on the court and in the locker room? “We hope so,” said Paul George, the Pacers' All-Star starter. “We hope the second he walks into our locker room everybody welcomes him with open arms and he feels the chemistry of the team. “We're a close group here. We're all on the same page. We'll know right off the bat if he's going to be committed to us or not.” NBA.com

The Indiana Pacers on Saturday announced the signing of free agent center Andrew Bynum for the rest of the season. According to a person with knowledge of the deal, he will be paid $1 million for the rest of the season. The person spoke to USA TODAY Sports on the condition of anonymity because terms of the contract were not announced. USA Today Sports

The Indiana Pacers announced Saturday they have signed free agent center Andrew Bynum to a contract for the remainder of the season. Per team policy, no terms were released. The 7-1, 285-pound Bynum played seven seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers and was part of their 2009 and 2010 NBA Championship teams. He was traded by the Lakers to Philadelphia in August, 2012, but missed the 2012-13 regular season with knee problems. He was signed this season as a free agent by Cleveland, played 24 games (8.4 points per game, 5.3 rebounds per game) and was traded to Chicago, which released him. He has career averages of 11.5 points per game and 7.7 rebounds per game. His best season was his last with the Lakers when he averaged 18.7 points and 11.8 rebounds. NBA.com

Bynum has been in talks with five teams, including the Miami Heat, sources said. The Heat, however, do not have a roster spot available and have been willing to offer Bynum a contract only at the veteran's minimum. ESPN.com

Bynum's agent, David Lee, told USA TODAY Sports of a possible signing with Indiana late Friday night, "We'll see where it goes." But no one should be surprised if the Pacers are organizing an introductory news conference for the 26-year-old by morning. Then again, maybe Heat President Pat Riley decides Miami needs more frontcourt fortification behind the steadily improving Greg Oden and puts in a call Bynum's way offering more than the minimum salary in the morning, thereby putting him on the other side of this East rivalry. USA Today Sports

Mary Schmitt Boyer/Jodie Valade: Agent David Lee tells Indy Star Andrew Bynum has not signed with Pacers "as yet ." MSB spotted Bynum at CLE airport Fri waiting for Indy flt Twitter @PDcavsinsider

January 31, 2014 Updates
January 30, 2014 Updates

Here's the holdup with the unsigned Andrew Bynum: He wants more than the veteran's minimum, and teams have sincere questions about his desire to play basketball. One executive told me that Miami is still interested in him, but not for more than the vet's minimum. ESPN.com

January 29, 2014 Updates

Marc Stein: Thursday marks three full weeks since Andrew Bynum became a free agent. Two main reasons it's believed he does not yet have a new team ... No. 1: Bynum wants more than min. money. No. 2: No team willing YET to pay more than minimum given ?s about how much he really wants to play Twitter @ESPNSteinLine

January 23, 2014 Updates

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