SATURDAY, 9:22am: The Pacers have made the signing official via a team press release. No details of the contract were released per team policy.
SATURDAY, 9:07am: Bynum will sign with the Pacers today, per Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. Bynum is in Indiana with agent David Lee, and a resolution to his new destination appears close, over a month after his initial suspension with the Cavs. Five teams were still in the hunt the center’s services, according to a tweet from ESPN’s Chris Broussard.
FRIDAY, 10:04pm: The Pacers are planning to sign Andrew Bynum, according to Brian Windhorst of ESPN.com (via Twitter). While there’s no deal in place yet, talks are very serious, according to Windhorst (link).
Candace Buckner of the Indy Star first reported that the Pacers were meeting with Bynum and agent David Lee tonight. Sam Amick of USA Today (on Twitter) adds that a deal could be completed by the morning.
The Pacers may not have a major need for Bynum but the desire to block the Heat from signing them could be part of their motivation. Meanwhile, the Heat aren’t willing to pay more than the minimum salary which could prove to be a serious sticking point. Most Hoops Rumors readers believe that Bynum will remain unsigned through the season according to a recent poll.