Pacers sign Andrew Bynum
On the surface, this seems like a weird pick-up for the Pacers. They already have Defensive Player of the Year candidate Roy Hibbert at center, and he's backed up by the solid Ian Mahinmi. Bynum is certainly more talented than Mahinmi, but the latter doesn't have Bynum's injury and attitude concerns. There's also the risk that Bynum will throw a monkey wrench into the Pacers locker room. However, as shown by how they built the current team, the Pacers brass is smart, and presumably have a good reason for signing Bynum. It may be as simple as keeping him away from Miami, leaving them one less option for dealing with Hibbert in their inevitable Eastern Conference Finals showdown.
It sucks that Bynum has been rewarded for his behavior with a title shot, but such is the business.