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When the Detroit Pistons acquired Jose Calderon as part of the Rudy Gay trade last week, they lost the need for Will Bynum, with former stater Brandon Knight likely now taking back-up point guard duties.
Bynum, however, is considered one of the most underrated bench players in the game, and could have some serious success in New York if the Knicks got a hold of him.
As good as Pablo Prigioni is for a 35-year-old rookie, he can't penetrate the lane the way Bynum can. Prigioni also isn't as adjusted to the NBA game as Bynum just yet.
Bringing in Bynum would give the Knicks a player capable of running the offense and creating. Bynum is also someone not afraid to take his own shot when necessary—which is one of the main criticisms of Prigioni's play this season.
From the Pistons' point of view, they have their current point guard in Calderon and future point guard in Knight. Bynum will likely be allowed to leave in free agency if he isn't traded.
Dealing Bynum now would allow Detroit to possibly receive a future draft pick. They could also acquire a fantastic wing defender in Ronnie Brewer and another former Spanish League point guard, in Prigioni, to go along with Calderon and Knight as a third-stringer.
Meanwhile, the Knicks clear up roster space, as well as bringing in Bynum. This, in turn, allows them to make a move for free agent power forward Kenyon Martin, in turn fill both of their needs.
(ESPN Trade Machine)