Pistons trade-value rankings No. 7: Will Bynum


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Why Will Bynum ranks No. 7

Will Bynum has value. Not nearly as much as Chris Sheridan believes, but Bynum has value, nonetheless.

Bynum’s biggest problem is that the only role where he maintains his value is with the ball in his hands. For the Pistons, since Christmas, there have been more than 22 minutes per game for Bynum to fill that role. But the Pistons don’t have the type of high-usage star who would take the ball from Bynum.

Top teams have stars who play 36 minutes or more per game, and those players should have the ball ahead of Bynum. In other words, Bynum might help plenty of teams in the league, but he’d help few teams on the court as much as he’s helped the Pistons this season.

Of course, if the Pistons don’t plan to keep Bynum this summer, they might as well get any value they can for him.

Also, like Jason Maxiell, Bynum also has value purely as an expiring contract.