Bynum, Daye Preparing for Trade Talk?
With today the first day players signed in free agency are available for trade, teams will be a lot more active leading up to the trade deadline in two weeks — which can lead to some very uneasy nights for even the most grizzled pros, if they think they might be moved.
For (Austin) Daye and (Will) Bynum, two players who aren’t in first-year coach Lawrence Frank’s rotation at the moment, trade talk is like playing time — something they can’t control.
The Pistons haven’t been actively shopping either, but Daye’s youth and Bynum’s ability to be a sparkplug off the bench can be attractive to many teams. What’s more, they’re cheap.
Bynum makes $3.5 million while Daye makes slightly less than $2 million. Neither has asked out but it doesn’t appear they’d be shocked to get that call.
“I don’t really care, it doesn’t matter where (I play),” Bynum said. “Could be Africa, L.A., Orlando, I don’t care for the business.
Bynum has bounced around the NBA, while the Pistons are the only NBA team Daye knows.
“Not really ‘worry,’” said Daye, the Pistons’ first-round pick in 2009. “If they want to put me in a different situation, I can’t worry about it. The only way you can control it is it you’re playing really well, but if you’re not …”