2013-14 was just another year for Bynum; nothing special, but not a failure either. In the first year of a two year deal, Bynum had an average year by his standards. He produced a PER just below his career level, and the same goes for his TS%, eFG% and TO rate. He made slight improvements in his Assist Rate and Rebounding Rate, although neither were significantly impressive, even for a backup PG. His minutes per game were right in line with what he has played in past seasons, and his Usage Rate declined from a ridiculous 27% in 2012-13. While Bynum's numbers are just about where you would expect them to be for a backup PG, his ability to fit within what the Pistons should want from their guards remains a huge question going forward. His inability to hit threes could cause Stan Van Gundy to shop him this offseason, although there have been no legitimate reports of this being the case yet.
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Okay, so maybe he can be entertaining sometimes. Still hate him.
OUTLOOK FOR NEXT YEAR
2014-15 Status: Under contract for $2,915,000
As previously mentioned, I would think that Stan Van Gundy will at least explore his options on moving Bynum this offseason. With this being the last year on his deal, Bynum could offer financial flexibility to a team looking for it. If Bynum is still on the roster come October, I'll be expecting Peyton Siva to challenge him for minutes as the backup PG. This certainly depends on Siva's development over the summer, but there's not a whole lot of downside to giving Siva a try. Bynum is 31 years old and hasn't been an impact player for the Pistons since his first year with the team in '08-'09. Giving more minutes to Siva would seem to be the smarter option as you'll at least figure out what you have in a young player.
2014 SEASON GRADE: C
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