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Will Bynum's athleticism allows him to finish at the rim against bigger defenders.
2012-13 Statistics: 65 games played, 18.8 minutes, 9.8 points, 46.9 field goal percentage, 3.6 assists, 16.62 PER
2012-13 Salary: $3,250,000
After an awful 2011-12 season, Will Bynum bounced back to have arguably the best season of his career.
He shot a career-high 46.9 percent from the field, and averaged more points (18.8) and assists (6.2) per 36 minutes than in any other season, according to Basketball-Reference.com.
Bynum has never been a good three-point shooter, but he was one of the few Pistons capable of creating his own shot this season. He is a good mid-range shooter and finishes well at the rim for being just 6'0."
His problems lie at the defensive end, where opponents can take advantage of his size. According to 82games.com, opposing point guards posted a PER of 18.1 against him this season. He also commits fouls at a high rate, averaging 3.8 per 36 minutes.
Bynum's ability to come off the bench and score in bunches is a valuable quality, as frustrating as his turnovers and shot selection can be at times. On this Pistons team that struggles to score, Bynum can play the role of a poor-man's Nate Robinson.
He may be 30 years old, but Bynum has shown the effects of aging less than Maxiell. The Pistons should bring him back as a situational third point guard, but only if he signs a short-term deal for less than his current $3.25 million salary.