Bird says Bynum provides depth for Pacers frontcourt
February 2, 2014HOOSIER SPORTS 365
Indiana Pacers President Larry Bird disagrees with criticism that controversial 7-1, 285-pound center Andrew Bynum could be a disruption to the team's culture and locker room.
The Pacers signed the controversial 26-year-old center Saturday. Bynum, who has struggled with knee injuries throughout his career, landed with his fifth team after being traded by the Cleveland Cavaliers then waived by the Chicago Bulls last month.
"We've got protection for Roy (Hibbert) and Ian (Mahinmi) and we'll see how it works out," Bird said. "I think it's a great upside for us, we don't do anything that we don't think is going to help us and I think this is going to help us.