The Pacers announced Saturday the signing of Andrew Bynum for the rest of the season. If it is healthy and it shows more enthusiasm than Cleveland, the pivot All Star will be a reinforcement of choice for Indiana. Remains to be seen what this means for Ian Mahinmi.
Indiana is it the favorite for the finals in the East? The Pacers already link at the top of their rankings Conference (35-10) and display the best defense in the league.
They just add to their roster some Andrew Bynum, there is little regarded as the second best pivot activity (behind Dwight Howard). The former Lakers player was indeed committed to the franchise based in Indianapolis for the rest of the season this Saturday. Recruitment that will not ruin his new employers SINCE ESPN evokes a compensation to the tune of one million dollars. This is a limited time for the Pacers, who deprive their main rival in addition to the East, Miami risk of a potential reinforcement. This is not trivial. “We are pleased he came to our team, said Larry Bird, president of basketball operations of Indiana, to the press. It gives us more size, it is a technically gifted within which the experience of a champion. ”
A Aacket Unparalleled Throughout The League
Andrew Bynum has actually won two rings with the Lakers in 2009 and 2010. If he can stay healthy (this is a big if given his past), he could give his new team a decisive advantage over the Heat in the playoffs. Many teams dream of having strong pivot in the NBA. The Pacers now have between two and Roy Hibbert Andrew Bynum, with Ian Mahinmi bonus. Add to that Luis Scola and David West, and you get a racket without equal. Remains whether Andrew Bynum happens in Indianapolis is the one who turned in 18.7 points, 11.8 rebounds with the Lakers in 2011-2012 (his best season of his career), or one that has been conspicuous by its lack of professionalism in Philadelphia (where he has not played one minute in 2012-2013) and Cleveland (24 games this season), before being sent to Chicago. The Bulls had immediately cut.
Ian Mahinmi Puts
Ian Mahinmi and in all this? Until now, Frenchy was the back-up of appointed Roy Hibbert. He turned to 3 points, 3.1 rebounds and nearly one against per game in 16 minutes and gave satisfaction to the staff of the Pacers in his understudy role. Without doing injury to the former Le Havre, however Andrew Bynum evolves in a different category. If he finds his best, so Mahinmi could see his minutes decrease drastically in the coming weeks or even disappear from the rotation. Again, this will depend on the state of health and level of involvement of Andrew Bynum. This is a big question mark. “All that matters to me is the team ensures Mahinmi, told The Indianapolis Star. As long as the team improves, it continues to win and we approach the title, it makes me will. “Ian Mahinmi has played for San Antonio and Dallas between 2007 and 2012. He is currently in the second season of a four-year contract.