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Family helped Will Bynum choose Pistons

Via Vincent Goodwill of The Detroit News:

“It was different, like college recruiting all over again,” Bynum said. “I just tuned everybody out, kept working on my game. Tried to stay away from constantly thinking about it. It couldn’t be a selfish decision, because it’s not just me but my family as well.”

His 4-year-old daughter and wife like the quietness of Metro Detroit, especially compared to the place Bynum calls home, Chicago.

I wonder whether Will Bynum could have gotten more money elsewhere, and that obviously matters, too. But I’m glad Bynum – a tireless player who has come a long way to even reach the NBA – signed a contract that pleases him.

For reasons both reasonable and unreasonable, the value of contracts is mostly discussed through a team lens rather than a player lens. A “good” contract is when a team is underpaying a player, and a “bad” contract is when a team is overpaying a player. That’s obviously a one-sided analysis, and though it has its place, I wish it weren’t the only way we viewed contracts between millionaires and billionaires.

For Bynum, this is a good contract.

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