Central Notes: Bynum, Pistons, Henson, Cavs

Veteran guard Will Bynum recently signed a contract with the D-League, and now he has a new NBADL team. According to Chris Reichert of The Step Back (via Twitter), the Windy City Bulls, Chicago’s D-League affiliate, acquired Bynum off waivers.

Bynum, who will turn 34 in May, spent last season in China, and was waived by the Hawks prior to the start of the 2016/17 campaign, so he hasn’t appeared in a regular season NBA game since April 2015. The fact that the Bulls’ D-League affiliate picked him up also doesn’t necessarily mean that Chicago’s NBA club will have interest in adding the veteran point guard this season. Still, it’s worth keeping an eye on Bynum, who could be a candidate for a call-up by an NBA team in 2017 if he plays well in the D-League.

Here’s more from around the Central:

  • Although Pistons head coach and president of basketball operations Stan Van Gundy believes his team should be better than it is, he doesn’t think that making a trade is the way to fix things, tweets Rod Beard of The Detroit News.
  • The Pistons‘ slide has coincided with Reggie Jackson‘s return from an early-season injury, so Brett Koremenos of RealGM.com takes a deep dive to try to determine how Jackson’s presence may be contributing to the club taking a step back.
  • The Bucks have a crowded frontcourt, with Greg Monroe, Miles Plumlee, and John Henson all making big bucks to play no more than about 20 MPG apiece this season. However, as Gery Woelfel of The Journal Times details, it’s Henson who has emerged as the starting center, a decision that is paying off in Milwaukee.
  • Within his latest mailbag, Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com discusses the timing of Mo Williams‘ retirement decision and addresses whether or not Tyson Chandler might be a trade target for the Cavaliers — Vardon is skeptical.
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