The Philadelphia 76ers are reportedly looking for a solid offensive point guard to backup starter Jrue Holiday next season. One player in particular the 76ers are interested in is Detroit Pistons point guard Will Bynum.
Philadelphia simply had too many players backing up Holiday this past season who were inconsistent in their play. Royal Ivey, Jeremy Pargo, Charles Jenkins, and Maalik Wayns all spent some time backing up Holiday during the 2012-13 season, but none of them really took advantage of the opportunity. Ivey received the most playing time, but he was also the least productive of the bunch when it came to scoring and assists.
Bynum had a terrific season off the bench for the Pistons last season. He averaged 9.8 points, 3.6 assists, 1.5 rebounds and 18.8 minutes per game in 65 contests. He also managed to convert a solid 46.9 percent of his 8.3 field goal attempts per game and 31.6 percent of his shots from beyond the arc.
There is no question the 30-year-old would be an instant upgrade for the 76ers, which could be enough to get them back in the playoffs next season. To hardly lose a step when Holiday (17.7 points per game) gets a rest is something that could be very troubling for opponents.
Detroit is interested in re-signing Bynum, although they are unsure if they are willing to pay him over $3 million per season. Meanwhile, the Indiana Pacers are also looking to upgrade their backup point guard position. They could be the biggest threat that prevents Philadelphia from signing Bynum, unless of course the 76ers are willing to pay more money.