Twenty-four hours after being acquired from the Detroit Pistons, point guard Will Bynum’s days in green may be over before they began.
According to the Globe’s Gary Washburn, it is “likely” that the team will waive Bynum, and that president of basketball operations Danny Ainge was set to meet with Bynum on Saturday.
Friday’s trade that brought Bynum to Boston sent Joel Anthony to Detroit, swapping Anthony’s $3.8 million contract for Bynum’s $2.9 million one, ultimately shaving $900,000 in salary. The Celtics already have three point guards on the roster – Rajon Rondo, Marcus Smart, and Phil Pressey – so it was unlikely that Bynum would have see much playing time, if any at all.
The seven-year NBA veteran out of Georgia Tech spent his rookie season with the Golden State Warriors before playing the last six with the Pistons. In 353 career games in the NBA, Bynum has averaged 18.5 minutes of playing time, scoring 8.2 points per game. He averaged 8.7 points and 3.9 assists per game last season.
The Celtics next preseason game is set for Sunday at 3:00 p.m. The game will run just 44 minutes instead of the usual 48 in an NBA preseason experiment.