Detroit Pistons Make Excellent Move In Keeping Will Bynum

By John Raffel
Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

It wasn’t that a long ago when it appeared all but certain that Will Bynum would no longer be a member of the Detroit Pistons.

Bynum seemed to hint that the Pistons were gearing up to make several changes in their lineup.

The Pistons have announced they have re-signed Bynum and he’ll be back with the NBA team.

It’s not a bad move for Bynum or the Pistons. It’s just a surprising one. It seemed that perhaps Bynum was getting tired of being second fiddle on the team and wanted to be regarded as one of the key players.

Bynum wasn’t getting that many offers outside of the Pistons and he always felt comfortable with the organization last season. Bynum also continually showed his importance.

The last game of the regular season, Bynum displayed his talents in 22 minutes of action. He received the seventh most minutes on the team and yet came up with the most points, but unfortunately, the most turnovers. He had 23 points and six turnovers. From the floor, Bynum was 7-of-10. He was 9-of-11 from the free-throw line.

He averaged 9.8 points and 3.67 assists per game last season. Bynum never started a game, but averaged 18.8 minutes in the games that he appeared in. He’s a dependable scorer shooting 46.09 percent from the floor, 31.6 percent in threes and 80.9 percent from the line last season. Bynum also seemed to contribute valuable minutes on the floor for the Pistons every time he would get the call. It’s not easy to find a guy like that.

Bynum’s back and that’s good news for Detroit.

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