With the Pistons trailing by four points to the Orlando Magic in the second quarter, Cheeks removed Bynum from the game. That lead to a ‘nose-to-nose’ confrontation between the two and required the assistance of teammates Chauncey Billups and Josh Smith to cool Bynum down.
He would not play again.
“Whatever happened with Will and coach, it’s none of your business,” Drummond said. “That’s no disrespect, it’s just none of your business. What goes on in the huddle stays in the huddle. We’re a family here. Every family gets into a battle. They’re good now. Tomorrow, we’ve just got to get better.”Cheeks called the disagreement with Bynum “part of the game.”“We had a few words and we moved on,” he said. “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 and it probably won’t be the last.”