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Andrew Bynum (knee) will not play against the Hawks in the first round of the playoffs.

This isn't a surprise and he hasn't seen game action since Mar. 15. Bynum played in just two games since the Pacers brought him on board and they've obviously swung and missed here. The team hasn't been getting much out of their center spot, so Ian Mahinmi could be an X-factor for their success in the postseason.

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Andrew Bynum (right knee) remains out indefinitely.

Bynum played two games with the Pacers before swelling and soreness in his knee shut him down, and it's possible that he won't step on the court until the playoffs. "We do hope he's going to be back," said coach Frank Vogel. "He's a heck of a basketball player. He's not only a big man, but a talented, physical presence." Ian Mahinmi's role backing up Roy Hibbert is safe for now.

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The Pacers confirmed on Friday that Andrew Bynum (right knee) will be out indefinitely.

He has continued swelling and soreness in his knee, which comes as no surprise. Coach Frank Vogel said he knew what his team signed up for when they picked up Bynum and chances are they had their expectations very low. Ian Mahinmi will continue to serve as the backup center. There's a good chance we won't see Bynum on the court the rest of the season.

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Andrew Bynum (knee) is expected to be out "a while" according to coach Frank Vogel.

Bynum experienced some swelling in his surgically-repaired right knee over the weekend and had to have his knee drained on Monday. "He played in the Detroit game, aggravated a previous condition and had some swelling in there," Vogel said. "He's going to be out for a little while." Bynum has looked good in the two games that he's played for the Pacers, but he can't stay healthy enough to be worth owning in anything but the deepest of fantasy leagues at the moment.

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Andrew Bynum had his right knee drained on Monday and is concerned at how much fluid was removed.

Things are not going well with Bynum's knee right now and we're still awaiting the results of an MRI. He won't travel to New York for Wednesday's game, and it would be a surprise to see him play at any time in the next week.

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Andrew Bynum (knee) will not play against the Sixers on Monday night.

There's no word in the severity of the swelling and he should be considered questionable for Wednesday vs. the Knicks. Bynum isn't going to be 100 percent any time soon and he has basically no fantasy value.

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Andrew Bynum (knee) will miss Friday's game against the 76ers.

Even though Bynum will miss Friday's game against the Sixers, the team did add that he will be active for Saturday's game against Detroit. Ian Mahinmi is listed as a game-time decision for Friday, so Bynum may have to take a backseat at the third-string center if Mahinmi is able to suit up on Saturday. The 26-year-old managed to put up eight points and 10 boards in 16 minutes of action on Tuesday, but his fantasy value is still limited to the deepest of leagues.

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Andrew Bynum did not practice on Wednesday.

Coach Frank Vogel said he doesn't how if Bynum can play in back-to-back sets, which is not a surprise at all after countless conditioning issues and knee problems over the past couple seasons. He played 16 minutes on Tuesday and looked a little better than expected, but there's no way fantasy owners should take any sort of chance on Bynum.

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Andrew Bynum (knees) isn't sure whether he'll play in both of Indiana's back-to-back games on Friday and Saturday.

The Pacers initial plan was to rest him for a game, but that could change if his body responds well after his 16-minute debut on Tuesday. He scored eight points with 10 rebounds in his first stint of the season, and looked surprisingly good while doing so, but fantasy owners should view him skeptically in standard leagues.

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Andrew Bynum made his Pacers debut on Tuesday and hit 3-of-4 shots for eight points and 10 rebounds in 16 minutes on Tuesday.

Yes, he looked good against the Celtics and had a spring in his step, which he acknowledged in a post-game interview, but he's far from a lock to stay healthy for very long. We'll have to see how his knees feel in the morning and his return to Philadelphia on Friday should be interesting, to say the least. We're still not sold on Bynum being worth owning over the rest of the season, but if his knees can stay healthy, anything is possible. If you're desperate at center and have someone to cut, feel free to take a flier on him.