No one deserves to take a bow more than Detroit’s Will Bynum who was able to make key contributions from off the bench.
Bynum, in almost 34 minutes of action, was 6-of-11 from the floor for 16 points and had eight rebounds plus three assists. He did have five turnovers, so Bynum isn’t back to 100 percent. But when he is, no one from off the bench gives the Pistons more firepower than Bynum. They need him to be healthy and effective to give them a chance to win every game.
For the season, Bynum has been averaging 8.3 points, 2.1 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game. His statistics are right around what he’s been averaging in his career for the Pistons. He’s had to blend in with new additions for the team this season. Not every game has been a smooth one from that standpoint.
Bynum has seen action as a starter in the past, but with mixed results. He seems more suited as a player from off the bench. His past history shows he’s been able to do excellent things as a bench player. The Pistons are wise if they keep him in that position rather than test him from off the bench. While other Pistons like Josh Smith and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope struggle with inconsistency, Caldwell-Pope continues to get the job done in all areas. The Pistons need to continue to use him a much as possible. If they do, he’ll be leading them to a lot more wins.