HoopsHype Will Bynum rumors

October 27, 2014 Updates
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Danny Ainge and Mark Bartelstein, the agent for Will Bynum, continued to work yesterday to find a destination for the veteran point guard that might also bring the Celtics something of value in return. “We’re trying to see if there is something we can do,” said Bartelstein, who added Bynum is working out in Chicago, where years ago he was the high school teammate of Tony Allen. Boston Herald

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. Boston Herald

October 21, 2014 Updates

Eric Pincus: Looks like the Boston Celtics trade w/ the Detroit Pistons was a little more complicated than originally thought re: use of trade exceptions. The Celtics used their Humphries TPE to take in Will Bynum - was $4.25 mil, now $1.3 mil remaining @BBallInsiders basketballinsiders.com/boston-celtics… Twitter @EricPincus

Eric Pincus: Boston also attained a new TPE for Joel Anthony, for $3.8 mil, expiring in Oct 2015. Basically Boston sacrificed $450k of Hump TPE, expiring July - to have $3.8 mil Anthony TPE til Oct @BBallInsiders basketballinsiders.com/boston-celtics… Twitter @EricPincus

Will Bynum, who is expected to be waived this week after coming over from Detroit in last week’s Joel Anthony trade, was, as expected, a ghost yesterday. “He’s not here,” Stevens said simply. Boston Herald

October 20, 2014 Updates
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According to sources, however, the Celtics will hold off on making a decision on the 31-year-old point guard until they see what other moves are available. The Celts are still investigating trades large and small as they seek to either improve their team or create more roster flexibility for the future. Boston Herald

Friday’s deal accomplished the latter, with the C’s shedding nearly $900,000 in payroll and getting in better position versus the luxury tax. Despite the fact the Celtics like Bynum (Danny Ainge was the first to sign him as an undrafted free agent in 2005, though he was waived before the start of the regular season), if no other deals are made, he will be the odd man out as the club must drop from 16 guaranteed contracts to the maximum 15 for the regular season. The Celts already have Rajon Rondo, rookie Marcus Smart and Phil Pressey on the point guard depth chart. Boston Herald

Bynum took a physical in Boston yesterday, but he’ll have to cool his heels. “He will not be joining us (today),” coach Brad Stevens said of Bynum after the workout at Baruch College in Manhattan. “And from my standpoint, I’m going to know more on Monday when I get back.” Sources told the Herald that Bynum won’t play in Wednesday’s preseason finale against the Nets at the Garden. Boston Herald

October 18, 2014 Updates

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