Will Bynum PG DET 22 Hrs
Will Bynum took advantage of garbage time against the Wolves on Friday during a 114-101 loss, finishing with 17 points, three boards, three assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 21 minutes.
His usage has risen quite a bit lately and the Pistons have really grown fond of him becoming a bit of a sixth man. In his last five, Bynum averaged 13.4 points, 2.2 boards, 4.4 assists, 1.2 steals and 0.6 triples. He's worth a look for point guard-needy owners.
Will Bynum PG DET 5 Days
Will Bynum scored 16 points on 5-of-10 shooting (1-of-2 from deep, 5-of-6 from the line) with three rebounds, three assists and three steals in 18 minutes off the bench on Monday.
Bynum went for 18 and nine last Wednesday and he has been a low-end value in 14-16 team leagues over the last two weeks. It's hard to imagine him sustaining any value beyond that.
Will Bynum PG DET 10 Days
Will Bynum came off the bench to hit 9-of-18 shots for 18 points and nine assists in 31 minutes, filling in for Brandon Jennings after he left with a toe injury on Wednesday.
Bynum was already playing pretty well in a back up role and if Jennings is out for Saturday's game against the Rockets, Bynum would be a solid starting option that day. If you have room and want to take a flier in case Jennings' injury is serious, do it. Over his last five, Bynum is averaging 13.2 points and 7.2 assists.
Will Bynum PG DET 12 Days
Will Bynum played 16 minutes against the Warriors on Monday with eight points, three boards, four assists and two turnovers.
He's played the entire fourth quarter in each of the last two games and played nine of the final 12 minutes tonight. Bynum seems to have better control of the offense while running the point and he's getting more chances to make plays. Still, he's averaged just 11.4 points, 6.6 assists, 0.2 steals and 0.2 triples in his last five. He's only an asset for owners in dire straits for point guards.
Will Bynum PG DET 14 Days
Will Bynum hit 7-of-12 shots for 17 points, four rebounds and eight assists in 32 minutes of Saturday's loss to the Mavericks.
Bynum played the entire fourth quarter for the second straight game and is hot, averaging 12.2 points, 2.0 rebounds and 6.6 assists over his last five games. But with Rodney Stuckey healthy and Brandon Jennings in a slump, it's hard to see Bynum keeping this up for much longer. But if you're in a deep league, he might be worth a look in case he stays hot and Jennings ends up in the doghouse.
Will Bynum PG DET 15 Days
Will Bynum played the entire fourth against the Hawks on Friday, finishing with nine points, two boards, seven assists, one block and two turnovers
New coach, same old doghouse for Brandon Jennings. The starting point guard did this before while Mo Cheek was the coach, but it didn't really cost him playing time in the future. Bynum has played well and the Pistons really battled in the fourth to earn the comeback victory. He's still a risky player to add in standards, but at least he plays the game the right way and his shot selection isn't terrible.
Will Bynum PG DET 17 Days
Will Bynum had 14 points, two rebounds, eight assists and a 3-pointer on 5-of-9 shooting off the Pistons bench on Wednesday.
He had nine points and six dimes on Tuesday and is averaging 11.7 points and 6.0 assists over his last three games and could be worth a look in deep leagues if he can stay hot.
Will Bynum PG DET 28 Days
Pistons guard Will Bynum didn't leave the bench on Friday, two days after confronting coach Mo Cheeks.
Cheeks said that the benching wasn't punitive but it's impossible to ignore the timing, and presumably Bynum is deep in his coach's doghouse. Chauncey Billups was the beneficiary of the switch, playing nine minutes in his return to the lineup.
Will Bynum PG DET 1 Month
Will Bynum was involved in a verbal confrontation with coach Maurice Cheeks during Wednesday's loss to the Magic.
Bynum was visibly angered after playing just three minutes in the first half and was seen in a heated discussion with his coach. "It's part of the game," Cheeks said. "We had a few words and moved on. That's it. There's nothing to elaborate on. We had a few words, and we moved on. It's not the first time I've had words with a player, so it's probably not going to be the last." This altercation shouldn't affect the 31-year-old's fantasy value much as he currently isn't providing much value beyond the deepest of leagues.
Will Bynum PG DET 2 Months
Will Bynum was effective again off the bench in Saturday's win over the Suns, scoring 16 points with two boards, one assist, two steals and one turnover in 23 minutes.
Coach Mo Cheek said he's going to play Bynum more as a point guard-type guy and he kept true to his word. Bynum has quite a few holes in his game -- like some leaky defense -- so his fantasy value is far from solidified. If you want to pick him up, hopefully it's not for anyone with proven value.