HoopsHype Will Bynum rumors

February 25, 2013 Updates

In the least surprising news of the day, Will Bynum of the Detroit Pistons has been suspended one game without pay for striking Tyler Hansbrough of the Indiana Pacers in the stomach, the league announced on Sunday via official release. The play occurred with 8:39 remaining in the fourth quarter, and with the Pistons trailing by 20 at the time. NBCSports.com

February 24, 2013 Updates

Detroit Pistons guard Will Bynum is facing a possible suspension and/or fine after being ejected Saturday for throwing a punch at the Indiana Pacers Tyler Hansbrough. Bynum was hit with a Flagrant Two foul and automatic ejection with 8:39 remaining in the Pacers' 90-72 victory at The Palace. Bynum appeared to hit Hansbrough in the groin. "It wasn't (done) intentionally but it kind of happened through the course of the game," Bynum said in the empty Pistons locker room. "The game was kind of physical. It was during the heat of the moment. "It was nothing intentional, though." Booth Newspapers

Coach Lawrence Frank, who hadn't seen a replay of the incident when he met with the media, agreed with Bynum. "I don't know but I think it's probably the competitiveness of it," Frank said. "I don't know if necessarily on that play he was provoked. I think Hansbrough was going to screen him. I don't think Will did anything intentional. I think (Bynum) swung his arm. To me, from the naked eye, it didn't look intentional. Booth Newspapers

Contrary to widespread rumors that the Pistons had talks with Oklahoma City regarding Will Bynum, the source said conversations with the Thunder never happened. Booth Newspapers

February 20, 2013 Updates

Barring a last-second deal forming, guard Will Bynum is poised to stay with the Detroit Pistons past Thursday’s trade deadline, agent Mark Bartelstein told RealGM. Bynum had seemed expendable once the Pistons traded for Jose Calderon, but he has averaged 10.6 points in seven games since Calderon joined the lineup and Detroit appears locked into its current roster to end the season. RealGM

February 12, 2013 Updates

Detroit Pistons backup point guard Will Bynum might have a trade-friendly expiring contract but with nine days until the NBA trade deadline he insists he doesn't contemplate the possibility of getting shipped elsewhere. "To be honest with you, I don't care," Bynum said Monday. "All I care about is winning and trying to make the eighth spot (in the Eastern Conference playoffs). whatever happens happens. "Right now, I'm just concerned with us getting as many wins as possible, taking it one day at a time and trying to make the playoffs." Booth Newspapers

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The veteran point guard is in the last year of his $3.25 million contract. Unlike Maxiell, Bynum said the prospect of change never crosses his mind. He still plays like a man bartering for his future, with his second consecutive 15-point game Tuesday, to go with four rebounds and six assists. "Deadline for what?" Bynum said when asked about the trade deadline. "My future's here, man. My future's here in Detroit. You ain't been watching? I ain't been thinking about it. Nothing to think about. Nothing to think about." Booth Newspapers

January 2, 2013 Updates

Will Bynum talked playoffs after the Pistons beat the Miami Heat last week and did so again after Detroit (12-22) defeated Sacramento Tuesday night. “I don’t know what everybody is thinking, but that’s what I’m thinking. I’m thinking playoffs,” Bynum said. “Boston has what, 14 wins? We’re right there. If we continue to play at the level we’re at right now, keep winning games down the stretch in the fourth quarter then I think we’ll be fine. We have a chance.” The Oakland Press

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March 28, 2012 Updates

"I've replayed that situation over and over in my mind and I wouldn't have done anything differently." Those were the words of Pistons guard Will Bynum, referring to the tragedy and subsequent controversy surrounding the death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin last month. Bynum, who grew up in one of the roughest parts of Chicago, put himself in Martin's place, and can't fathom all that was going through his mind as Martin, unarmed, was being followed through a suburban neighborhood by George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch leader. "If (Zimmerman) has a gun, everything stops, he has the upper hand," Bynum said. "It's difficult for me to think this is self-defense." Detroit News

March 18, 2012 Updates

Charlie Villanueva, Austin Daye and Will Bynum aren't in the playing rotation and all are quite open about their displeasure with the situation. Daye and Bynum have admitted they wouldn't be opposed to a change of scenery. Villanueva is the team's third-highest paid player this season at $7.5 million and is on the books for roughly $16 million over the next two seasons. Daye is the 2009 first-round pick who is still trying to establish himself. Bynum hasn't seen this little playing time since his first season with the Pistons in 2008-09. Detroit Free Press

Pistons president of basketball operations Joe Dumars said Friday at US Airways Center that no deals presented themselves. Plus, he didn't feel compelled to move anyone because no one is being disruptive. "For the guys who aren't playing, we don't have any headaches here, any guys who are causing issues here," Dumars said. "For other teams, I don't know if that was their issue but it's not for us." Detroit Free Press

March 1, 2012 Updates

The Pistons haven't been actively shopping either, but Daye's youth and Bynum's ability to be a sparkplug off the bench can be attractive to many teams. What's more, they're cheap. Bynum makes $3.5 million while Daye makes slightly less than $2 million. Neither has asked out but it doesn't appear they'd be shocked to get that call. "I don't really care, it doesn't matter where (I play)," Bynum said. "Could be Africa, L.A., Orlando, I don't care for the business. "Am I worried? Nah, all I do is control how I work, and I'm waiting for my opportunity." Bynum has bounced around the NBA, while the Pistons are the only NBA team Daye knows. "Not really 'worry,'" said Daye, the Pistons' first-round pick in 2009. "If they want to put me in a different situation, I can't worry about it. The only way you can control it is it you're playing really well, but if you're not …" Detroit News

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After four losses by an average of 21.5 points per game -- and a home showdown with the world champion Dallas Mavericks looming tonight -- theory is easier than practice. "We’re all competitors and we all love the game," Bynum said. "Losing, it hurts, man. It’s not a good feeling. Especially for me. I mean, I hate losing. My whole life, I’ve been a winner. To be going through this, it’s a tough time for me. "Now, I’m a little bit older, so I’m not really carrying it home with me. When I was younger, I used to take it home with me. Now, I know the difference between that. But it’s tough. You can’t really have excuses right now. It is what it is and we’ve just got to perform better." Booth Newspapers

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