Feb 1, 2013; Auburn Hills, MI, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Shaun Livingston (14) guards Detroit Pistons point guard Will Bynum (12) during the fourth quarter at The Palace. Detroit won 117-99. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Free Agency 2013: Detroit Pistons Sign Will Bynum To Two-Year Deal


The Detroit Pistons let go of Jose Calderon in free agency, and instead went out and landed Josh Smith. With a need to add depth to the backcourt, the Pistons have decided to re-sign reserve point guard Will Bynum to a two-year $5.75 million contract.

The Pistons drafted Kentavious Caldwell-Pope in this summer’s draft and still have Brandon Knight around, who seems to be committed to being a legit point guard. However, outside the two players and Rodney Stuckey, Detroit has little depth in the backcourt, so bringing back Bynum is definitely a good idea.

In a summer where a lot of players are getting overpaid, this is a great value signing for the Pistons. Bynum did a solid job in his limited role last season, and it’s a little surprising more teams in need of a backup point guard were not looking Will’s way. Either way, the Pistons will retain their free agent and should be pretty happy about it.

Bynum averaged 9.8 points, 3.6 assists and 1.5 rebounds, in 18.8 minutes per game last season.

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