Will Bynum RumorsAll NBA Players
Height: 6-0 / 1.83
Weight:185 lbs. / 83.9 kg.
Height: 6-0 / 1.83
Weight:185 lbs. / 83.9 kg.
Marc J. Spears: Wizards free agent G Will Bynum is leaning toward playing in China next season for more $, a source said.He played for Guongdong last season
A free agent once again this summer, Will Bynum said Guangdong has a standing three-year offer for him to return. He is “definitely considering it” but will seek a comparable deal from an NBA team before making a decision. “The difference is for me, I didn’t come over there with the mentality to get mines, coming over there to score,” said Bynum, who averaged 22.3 points and 7.1 assists in 30 games for Guangdong. “I came over there with the mentality to win and teach the organization how to win, sharing the basketball and learning how to win. There’s a difference between people just coming over there for a couple months. That’s why they want me to come back for three years because of the way that I played and the effect I had on the organization and the players. Because not only was I playing well myself but I was getting other people involved and making it easier for our team and having fun with it.”
Jorge Castillo: Wizards make it official: Will Bynum has been signed for the remainder of the season.
Because of a lingering left hamstring strain, Will Bynum hasn’t been able to do much for the Wizards after signing a 10-day contract, but they’re going to retain him for the rest of the season anyway when signs another deal Monday, CSNwashington.com has confirmed with persons with knowledge of the situation.
“He said he would but it has to be the right situation with the right point guard where they believe in him,” Bynum said. “But Yi can definitely be a force over here.”
But new Wizards guard Will Bynum, who signed a 10-day contract with Washington last Friday, was the 27-year-old Yi’s teammate in China on the Guangdong Southern Tigers for three months earlier this year and emphasized Yi is capable of an NBA comeback. “Yi’s [expletive] good,” Bynum said after Wizards practice Thursday. “I played against him when he was here too, when he was in Milwaukee and Jersey. He got a whole lot better. He’s physical now. He always could shoot the basketball. He’s rolling. Yi’s tough, man. He’s a matchup nightmare over there.”
Jeff Zillgitt: G Will Bynum, who spent season in China, signs 10-day deal with Wizards. Wizards waive Toure’ Murry. Bynum’s deal worth $72,234.
Murry, 25, appeared in three games for the Wizards and there were discussions about signing him for next season, according to sources. But the guard sprained his ankle one day after signing his second 10-day contract, tweaking it in the fourth quarter of Monday’s loss to the Golden State Warriors.
The Washington Wizards plan on releasing guard Toure’ Murry Friday and signing guard Will Bynum to provide depth in the back court following Bradley Beal’s injury, according to people familiar with the situation.
Shams Charania: Wizards plan to likely sign guard Toure’ Murry to second 10-day deal and will continue monitoring FA Will Bynum, league sources tell RealGM.
Shams Charania: Will Bynum avoided hamstring tear in China semifinals, but needs 3-5 days to heal strain before decision on NBA team, source tells RealGM.
The Wizards (35-27) still can acquire a player who hasn’t been in the NBA this season such as Will Bynum — another target on their short list — from overseas. While Bynum’s season in China has ended, he has a hamstring injury, CSNwashington.com confirmed, which limits his immediate availability even if he’s still interested in Washington. The ailment appears to be minor.
Jason Lloyd: With Guangdong’s season over, Will Bynum is a free agent again who will attract plenty of interest. He will be NBA postseason eligible
Most of the teams in the mix for Will Bynum are waiting to see what unrestricted free agent Ray Allen does before making any kind of move, but the 32-year-old Bynum should receive a lot of interest once Allen is off the market.
The 6-foot Bynum is 32 years old and spent the previous five seasons with the Detroit Pistons as an offensive spark plug off the bench. He averaged 8.4 points and 3.4 assists in 18.9 minutes per game in his five years in Detroit. Wall was also asked about Bynum specifically. “I like his game, I like the things he can do,” Wall said. “He can run the team, he can make shots, he can get into the paint. He just plays with the competitive nature I’ve seen playing against him when he was with the Pistons.”
Will Bynum: This 6-0 guard is the primary target among overseas talent. His agent, Mark Bartelstein, also has Bradley Beal. Bartelstein contacted the Wizards to gauge if there was any interest in Bynum when he returns from China, where he’s currently playing for the Guangdong Southern Tigers. Bynum was traded from the Detroit Pistons to the Boston Celtics, who waived him, this season and hasn’t played in the NBA. This is why the Wizards can wait for him and aren’t confined to the March 1 deadline. Bynum has been a pro since 2005, playing two seasons in Israel after spending his first season with the Golden State Warriors when he played in just 15 games. Bynum spent 2008-14 with the Detroit Pistons where he averaged 8.4 points and 3.4 assists. There’s “a lot” of interest in Bynum but this is clearly the guy the Wizards want if Allen doesn’t pan out. And there’s no indication at this point that Allen will.
Shams Charania: Aside from Cavs, Wizards have placed interest in guard Will Bynum, sources tell RealGM. Bynum likely available from China in late March.
Bobby Brown, whose contract with Dongguan Leopards includes an NBA out, could be available for NBA teams on February 1 since his club is no lock to make the postseason. Brown, who has experience in the NBA with Sacramento, Minnesota, New Orleans and LA Clippers, would be more than open to playing for the Cavaliers. “Right now, I’m focused on Dongguan and winning games with my teammates,” Brown told HoopsHype. “I will say this about Cleveland: How could anyone not want to play with LeBron? First off, he is the best player in the league and second, you have a chance to be a part of a championship team. Plus, playing in Europe, I was a big fan of (David) Blatt and always wanted to play for him. Also, I have known (David Griffin) since I was in the draft and have always been a huge believer in him.”
If they don’t trade for a point guard, keep an eye on Will Bynum and Bobby Brown. Both are playing in China and won’t be available until after the Chinese playoffs in March, but the Cavs are interested in both. Bynum would be a much cleaner add than Brown, who still has two years left on his deal with DongGuan, but they’ll have competition.
Bynum is finalizing a deal for the rest of the season in Guangdong, but has yet to sign the contract, a source said. That could come within hours, however. Chinese teams are allowed only two American players on the roster, but Bynum can replace Mudiay as the teenage American star is rehabbing his injury, sources said.
Brian Robb: League source: Celtics continue to shop Will Bynum to find a taker for his $2.9 million contract before Monday’s roster cutdown.
“It’s a tough time of year to make a trade,” said a league source. “Teams are still trying to get used to their rosters, see what they have. Most likely they have to waive him.”
Bartelstein stressed that Bynum has neither been asked to stay away from Celtics training camp nor refused to attend. According to the agent, Bynum has recovered from a strained hamstring that kept him out of preseason games for the Pistons prior to last week’s Joel Anthony trade, and is ready to resume workouts for either the Celtics or another team.