In his sixth year in the NBA, his fifth with the Detroit Pistons, guard Rodney Stuckey did not seem concerned in the least Tuesday about the league’s rapidly approaching trade deadline.
Even as they built a sizable lead in the second half, up to 23 points, the Pistons never let off the gas. That thrilled interim coach John Loyer.
“He’ll be very good,” Billups said of Loyer. “He’s just going to be who he is. Everybody loves him.”
When players received a group text that Detroit Pistons coach Maurice Cheeks had been fired after just 50 games, including back-to-back wins that weekend, the news came as a serious surprise.
Bynum, a sixth-year player, did not seem much happier with the situation on Thursday at the team practice facility.
“Some people just have it in them, those ice-cold veins,” said forward Greg Monroe. “He just has a knack for making big shots.”
“It’s going to probably be one of the best frontcourts in the NBA,” Bynum said.
Pistons free agent guard Will Bynum has reached a deal to return to Detroit, Ken Berger of CBSSports.com reports.
Detroit Pistons guard Will Bynum has been suspended one game without pay by the NBA for striking Indiana forward Tyler Hansbrough in the stomach during a game against the Pacers.
Detroit had just upset the Miami Heat and LeBron James was reviewing the game with reporters when he saved some of his most effusive praise for an unlikely recipient.