There’s a lot of teams out there that see him as a guy on an expiring contract who the Pistons will probably lose as a free agent over the summer, but the kind of guy who can be a boost of instant offense off the bench when needed in the playoffs. That’s a name that not a lot of people are talking about, but a name to keep an eye on. Will Bynum, Detroit Pistons.
Sheridan also lists the Thunder as a potential trade partner:
Oklahoma City owns one of the league’s most valuable non-player trade assets — the rights to Toronto’s No. 1 pick in the upcoming draft (Top 3 protected), which the Thunder obtained from Houston in the Harden trade.
Don’t get too carried away. The Pistons aren’t getting that draft pick for Bynum alone, but the Thunder have seven intriguing young players who could be exchangeable for Bynum:
- Hasheem Thabeet
- Eric Maynor
- Reggie Jackson
- DeAndre Liggins
- Perry Jones
- Daniel Orton
- Jeremy Lamb
It’s tough to pick out exactly which of those player(s) the Thunder would be willing to trade, because only Oklahoma City sees them practice, and at this point, much of their value is determined in practice. But if Oklahoma City were willing to trade one or two of them for Bynum, I’d certainly be interested.
Bynum is likely gone after this season, and while he’s helping the Pistons right now, they’re probably better off getting a young player who can help the team next season and beyond.
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