Veteran NBA guard Will Bynum, who has spent the majority of the last two seasons playing in China, was brought in to work out for the Hawks on Wednesday, and will have another workout with the club today, tweets Michael Scotto of The Associated Press.
Bynum, 33, is the latest in a string of players to work out for the Hawks in the hopes of receiving an invitation to training camp. Atlanta has three open spots on its 20-man offseason roster, and has recently taken a closer look at Ryan Kelly, Xavier Munford, and guard Dionte Christmas. The team also reportedly had workouts lined up with Richard Solomon for Wednesday and Thursday.
As we heard earlier this week from Chris Vivlamore of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Hawks are looking to add a point guard and a frontcourt player to their roster before training camp gets underway. The club will likely add a third player to maximize its roster space, though it’s not clear what position that 20th man would play.
A longtime Piston, Bynum has appeared in 360 career NBA games over the course of eight seasons since 2005/06. In that time, the veteran guard has averaged 8.1 PPG and 3.3 APG while playing primarily as a backup. Over the last two seasons, Bynum has played for the Guangdong Southern Tigers in China — he averaged 17.8 PPG and 6.5 APG while shooting 58.0% from the field this past season, playing alongside former NBA vets like Yi Jianlian and Ike Diogu.