While no one expected Andrew Bynum to to come off the bench during the remainder of the NBA playoffs, most people didn’t think he’d be booted from the Indiana Pacers. But that’s what happened on Wednesday morning, IndyStar.com reports.
The reason is Bynum’s ongoing injury. After signing with the Pacers on Feb. 1 on a reported $1 million contract, he was put on the inactive list with a sore knee. And that’s where he stayed until Wednesday. Larry Bird, the Pacers president of basketball operations, told IndyStar:
“We want to thank Andrew and our medical staff for trying to get the issues with his knee resolved. We wish him the best in the future.”
In response, basketball fans pretty much shrugged. Bynum wasn’t bad during the two games he played with the Pacers, averaging 11.5 points and 9.5 rebounds, but it’s hard to get attached to a player with such a short stint.
Andrew Bynum has come to an agreement with the Pacers to leave the team. Not good for Indiana as now they only have 1 center to get 0 and 0.— Eric Rosenthal (@ericsports) May 7, 2014
Andrew Bynum has left the Pacers. He made $43,478.261 per point or $52,631.58 per rebound. pic.twitter.com/tjNyQWhw9X— Ballislife.com (@Ballislife) May 7, 2014
BREAKING: Andrew Bynum has left the #Pacers franchise. His uselessness was becoming redundant with Roy Hibbert on the bench.— NOT NBA Tonight (@NOTNBATonight) May 7, 2014
What was your favorite moment of the Andrew Bynum era in Indiana?— Kevin Pelton (@kpelton) May 7, 2014