Monday April 6th, 2015

The Washington Wizards will retain point guard Will Bynum for the rest of the season, the team announced Monday.

The news was first reported by CSN Washington's J. Michael.

After playing most of the season for the Guangdong Tigers of the Chinese Basketball Association, Bynum signed a 10-day contract with the Wizards on March 27. A hamstring injury suffered in China has limited the guard to eight minutes and no points over three games since.

Undrafted in 2005, Bynum spent a season with the Golden State Warriors, played two years overseas, then established himself with the Detroit Pistons, whom he spent six seasons with before being traded to the Boston Celtics in October and waived 10 days later. Bynum has a career 8.1 points per game scoring averaged and last season put up 8.7 points per game on 42.8 percent shooting while playing 18.8 minutes a game for Detroit.

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Bynum will help back up starting point guard John Wall. Incumbent backup Ramon Sessions has scored 6.8 points on 41 percent shooting in 23 games for the Wizards since being acquired from the Sacramento King in February.

- Alex Putterman

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