The Pistons have officially made their second move (roster wise) of this offseason. They have agreed to bring back back-up point guard Will Bynum on a 2-year deal.
The deal, as reported and confirmed by his agent Mark Bartelstein, is worth $5.75 million over the two years. Approximately $600,000 less a year than on his previous deal with Detroit. Bynum will make around $2.9 million next year, quite a bargain for his services.
Detroit fans may have been hoping for a Billups-Detroit reunion, but that now seems out of the cards as they bring back Bynum. Bynum will not have any trouble next year trying to find partners for alley-oop jams, as Detroit added more athletes to their roster. Detroit added two athletic young players via the draft (KCP and Tony Mitchell), as well as adding freakish athlete Josh Smith to an all ready stacked front court.
Although this may not be the news Piston fans may have wanted to hear, but it is the right move for Detroit as they try to make a major push for the Playoffs in 2014.
Will Bynum will most likely be the backup to Brandon Knight at the point guard spot barring any substantial moves prior to tip off in October.
Around the NBA
– Detroit made it official today, signing former Piston Rasheed Wallace to a 2-year deal as an assistant coach. Wallace will primarily work with Detroit’s young, stacked front line of Josh Smith, Andre Drummond, and Greg Monroe.
– The Cleveland Cavaliers have made a formal offer to free agent center Andre Bynum today at the Cavaliers practice facility. The deal is approximately worth $24 million over 2 years. The Cavaliers have also stressed to Bynum that they would like an answer soon. Bynum is expected to meet with Dallas late Tuesday.