Pacers coach rules out Bynum for Hawks series

Andrew Bynum, Charlie Villanueva

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Top-seeded Indiana won’t have Andrew Bynum for its first-round series against Atlanta.


Coach Frank Vogel said Thursday that he believes the Pacers’ oft-injured center could still work his way back for the playoffs. But he won’t be available for the first round, which opens Saturday in Indianapolis.


The Pacers signed the free agent in early February with hope he would add depth behind All-Star center Roy Hibbert. Bynum looked good in his Pacers debut, finishing with eight points and 10 rebounds. But he hasn’t played since March 15 because of a sore right knee. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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