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Pacers add scoring punch by signing Andrew Bynum to roster for rest of season

FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2010 file photo, Los Angeles Lakers center Andrew Bynum (17) shoots over Milwaukee Bucks center Andrew Bogut (6) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles. . On Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, the Pacers added size and scoring punch to their roster by signing mercurial free agent center Andrew Bynum for the rest of the season. Team officials did not release additional details about the contract and said Bynum was expected to join the team sometime next week. (AP Photo/Lori Shepler, File)
February 01, 2014 - 10:14 AM

INDIANAPOLIS - The Pacers are adding size and scoring to the Eastern Conference's best team Saturday, signing free agent centre Andrew Bynum for the rest of the season.

Team officials did not release additional details of the contract. He is expected to join the team next week.

Because Indiana had an open spot on its roster, it will not have to make a roster move to add the mercurial 7-foot-1, 285-pound backup to All-Star centre Roy Hibbert.

Bynum has played only 24 games since the 2011-12 season ended. He played with Cleveland before "conduct detrimental to the team" forced a trade to Chicago, which then released him. He was averaging 8.4 points and 5.3 rebounds this year with Cleveland and has career averages of 11.5 points and 7.7 rebounds.

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