HoopsHype Will Bynum rumors

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Free agency begins July 1 and they could fill the point guard slot with their mini mid-level exception of $3.1 million, with the Pistons’ Will Bynum as a target. But according to a source, the recent hiring of Maurice Cheeks in Detroit makes it more likely Bynum will re-sign there. Bynum and Cheeks are both from Chicago. New York Post

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And after playing under three Pistons coaches in five seasons, Bynum said he thought Cheeks might be exactly what the team needed in this juncture of the rebuilding project. “I love the decision that was made,” Bynum said Tuesday. “He’s an inner-city (Chicago) guy. “I’m 100% behind it.” Detroit Free Press

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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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