How Signing Andrew Bynum Can Help Indiana

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Yes, the signing keeps Bynum from joining a rival, although all indications are that the Miami Heat were never serious suitors—and does anyone else in the Eastern Conference really matter, as far as the Pacers are concerned? (Answer: No.)

Yes, Indy could use a little more frontline toughness with Tyler Hansbrough in Toronto and Luis Scola (34 in April) showing his age and mileage (double duty between the NBA and international play for Argentina since 2007).

Yes, Bynum is an insurance policy of sorts for Roy Hibbert and Ian Mahinmi (as a 7-footer who has started on an NBA Finals team).

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