The Indiana Pacers signed Andrew Bynum with a 1 million contract for the remain of the season. In their plans Bynum will be the back up of Roy Hibbert along with Ian Mahinmi. Indiana did a nice move signing Bynum, he will add size and depth to their rotations and if he will be able to become the player that he was supposed to be he will be very useful for his new team. Nobody has never doubted his technical skill, but there always been a big question mark about his mental attitude.
He did good back in his day in L.A, he played three finals and won two title being an important part of the team. But since he was traded from the Lakers something changed, he wanted to be the leader of a team, he was young, ambitious and full of talent, we were all ready to see him dominate the league and become the new Shaq. But maybe he didn’t like his new team, (Philadelphia) they didn’t had a real chance to reach the playoffs and Bynum wanted to play for a more competitive team, he was out all the season due to an injury at first, then some rumours told that he was ready to play but he did all he could to force a trade.
His new adventure in Cleveland didn’t end well, he averaged 8,4 points in 20 minutes before be suspended for conduct detrimental to the team.
And now he has another chance with the Pacers, he won’t be the leader, he won’t be a starter, he won’t be the man that everybody looks. He will be one piece in a puzzle, if he will be able to accept this he could get his career back on the right track and maybe in the future we might see the amazing player he was supposed to become. Indiana could be the right place to help him with this fresh start, they’re an amazing group, a real team that is building something great since two years.
Bynum can’t waste this shot, or at 25 years old he could be on the last train of his career.