HoopsHype Will Bynum rumors

October 20, 2014 Updates
October 19, 2014 Updates

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

Will Bynum: It has been a great run in Detroit. You have all been so supportive for me throughout my time with the Pistons. Goodbyes are painful but are signs of great memories. Thank you all for being part of this chapter and taking part in my journey. #OneLove #StrivingForExcellence #NewBeginnings tmi.me

Gigi Datome: I wish the best in life and basketball to my former teammate Will Bynum, you always have been great to me. Good luck with the @celtics ! Twitter @GigiDatome

Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge and guard Will Bynum are expected to meet on Saturday, according to two NBA sources, and the team is likely to waive Bynum, who was acquired Friday from the Detroit Pistons. Bynum, 31, is in Boston and will take his physical before he and his representatives meet with Ainge. NBA sources said the Celtics are content with their point guard lineup of Rajon Rondo, Marcus Smart, and Phil Pressey, leaving Bynum out of the equation. Boston Globe

The Celtics still have 16 guaranteed contracts, including that of rookie Dwight Powell, and just 15 roster spots. So Ainge will have to waive a player with a guaranteed deal or make a trade to reduce before the season opener Oct. 29 against the Brooklyn Nets. After Saturday’s meeting, that move is expected to be Bynum, who will garner interest on the free agent market once he is placed on waivers. Boston Globe

October 17, 2014 Updates

Bynum, 31, is in the final year of a contract that will pay him $2.9 million this season, while Anthony, 32, also in the final year of his contract, will earn $3.8 million. It is unclear exactly what role, if any, the Celtics envision for the veteran guard, who joins a roster that's already stuffed with perimeter players. "Right now, we're just going to take a deep breath and let the trade go through," said Mark Bartelstein, Bynum's agent. "Danny [Ainge] and I, I'm sure we'll talk and see what makes the most sense for everybody. We're gong to keep an open mind right now and not jump to any conclusions." CSNNE.com

Chris Forsberg: Story coming, but the move appears to be related to roster flexibility. Team saves $900,000 in swap. Anthony was on roster fringe. Twitter @ESPNForsberg

October 1, 2014 Updates
April 19, 2014 Updates

One of Loyer's bigger challenges internally was keeping point guard Brandon Jennings engaged after Cheeks was fired. Jennings regarded Cheeks as a father figure and as he failed to adapt after the change, Loyer found himself turning more to backup Will Bynum, one of several Pistons who later ended the season injured. Booth Newspapers

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