HoopsHype Will Bynum rumors

August 9, 2011 Updates

The NBA world has been abuzz that this week could bring an exodus of players who will play for teams overseas as pessimism grows that the labor woes will not be solved for the season to start on schedule. It might not be the case for Pistons point guard Will Bynum, who once played for Israeli powerhouse Maccabi Tel Aviv. Mark Bartelstein, Bynum's agent, previously said his client would consider an overseas return under the right circumstances, but Bartelstein said Monday that his client did not have a foreign assignment lined up and had no timetable for any decision. Detroit Free Press

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Bynum, the Pistons' backup point guard, said before the end of the season that if there were a prolonged lockout, he might consider going back to play overseas. High-profile NBA players like Amare Stoudemire and Kobe Bryant haven't ruled out the move, and Bynum already has experienced success overseas. "Nothing has been decided yet and we haven't done anything to this point because he's in the middle of his contract with the Pistons," agent Mark Bartelstein said. "Will has had great success over there with Maccabi and it's something we will consider." Detroit Free Press

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In the music industry it's called a 'remix', in the basketball business the same concept apparently applies, especially if you're a talented NBA point guard from Chicago whose name is Will Bynum. A source exclusively informed 'Eurobasket' that Bynum, who played for Maccabi between the 2006-2008 seasons, expressed strong interest in and is eager to return to Israel for a so-called 'remix', where he would pair up with childhood friend, Jeremy Pargo, creating one of the most talented, fastest and most athletic back court line in Europe, as they will work to win a Euroleague title. 'Bynum would love to go back to Maccabi if it made sense,' said a source with knowledge of Bynum's situation, adding, 'But I know it would be tough for Maccabi to lose him if/when the lockout ends.' Eurobasket.com

April 11, 2011 Updates

Will Bynum's knee bruise will keep him out of the Pistons' final two games, including tonight's home finale against Cleveland. Bynum has been a lot of things for the Pistons this year: aggressive, angry and feisty are among the first things that come to mind.But he's also been professional, one of the few players Pistons coach John Kuester hasn't had to discipline for some kind of insubordination. That doesn't mean Bynum hasn't felt he's had reason to be extremely upset with the way things have gone, both with the team and his own personal situation. Detroit News

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Bynum, who led the team with 29 points, played all 48 minutes. Instead of complaining about the situation, the point guard tried to stay positive. "I'm a professional basketball player," Bynum said. "I'm always ready to do whatever I have to do, play however many minutes I have to play." At one point, Bynum took a blow to the head when driving to the basket. In a normal game, Kuester might have subbed him out. But on this night, Bynum stayed in and was happy to do so. "I didn't play for two months," Bynum said. "I sat and got DNPs for a month and a half. You think I was turning down 48 minutes? I ain't crazy." Booth Newspapers

February 9, 2011 Updates
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Prince has seen teammate Richard Hamilton benched — a move he disagrees with — and is on pace to lose more games than at any point of his career. "We have to find a way to figure this thing out," he said. Pistons coach John Kuester tells anybody who listens there's plenty to play for. But even some of the players aren't convinced. "We need help real bad," guard Will Bynum said. "People are actually saying we are playing well and we are like 15 or 16 games below .500. That makes no sense at all. Detroit is used to winning. You are supposed to be 15 or 16 games above .500." Detroit News

January 7, 2011 Updates

Detroit guard Will Bynum says there is nothing wrong with an occasional fight between friends. So he believes there will be no lingering issues between Memphis Grizzlies teammates Tony Allen and O.J. Mayo after their confrontation following a card game during a recent team flight. “It’s a competitive thing,” Bynum said. “Guys are going to fight. There’s nothing wrong with a fight now and then. But they’re still going to be teammates, and they still love one another. When they go out there on the basketball court, they’re going to give it their all.” Booth Newspapers

The Pistons do not have a ban on card games on team flights, but they have policies in place to prevent issues that might come up and talk to the players about card games and gambling during the preseason each year, according to a Pistons spokesperson. Bynum said he doesn’t play cards, but added the games can help teammates grow closer. “It’s good for the guys to develop that chemistry,” he said. “Card games do a lot other than (leading to) fighting or something bad happening. ... Bad things can happen no matter what you do.” Booth Newspapers

November 11, 2010 Updates
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The latest "rumor" -- that the Pistons could trade Prince and another player, possibly Bynum, for Teague and Crawford -- was floated in a column by Sekou Smith of NBA.com. He referred to it as "a great trade rumor" that he had heard. But according to the Pistons source, that rumor was based on nothing, just like the rumor that the Pistons could soon trade Prince to the Hawks for Smith. There have been no talks about that trade either, I am told. Booth Newspapers

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