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Aron Baynes | Center | #12

Team: Detroit Pistons
Age / DOB:  (30) / 12/9/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 260
College: Washington State
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Aron Baynes (illness) played five minutes off the bench on Thursday finishing with zero points and a steal.
He wasn't feeling 100 percent, but as long as Andre Drummond and Jon Leuer are healthy, Baynes isn't going to be much of a factor for Detroit. Feb 23 - 11:30 PM

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Aron Baynes (illness) will play vs. the Hornets on Thursday.

Baynes was sick during the break but he's well enough to suit up against Charlotte's depleted frontcourt tonight. Unfortunately for Baynes, he wasn't traded to a better situation and is still just a deep-league handcuff while Andre Drummond and Jon Leuer are healthy.
Feb 23 - 7:08 PM

Aron Baynes (illness) is questionable for Thursday's game vs. the Hornets.

Baynes has an expiring contract, so he's a trade candidate as well. If Baynes remains in Detroit past the deadline and sits out tonight, Andre Drummond will have a higher floor and we could see more of Boban Marjanovic and Jon Leuer.
Feb 23 - 11:40 AM

Aron Baynes scored four points in nine minutes against the Spurs on Friday.

He hurt his leg in the first half and was able to return. Baynes continues to back up Andre Drummond, but Drummond is playing some consistent ball on both ends. Baynes is only a handcuff in deep leagues.
Feb 10 - 10:37 PM

Aron Baynes returned to action in the second quarter on Friday.

It looks like he's good to go the rest of the way.
Feb 10 - 8:29 PM

Aron Baynes went to the locker room with an apparent leg injury in the second quarter on Friday.

He went up for a rebound and he landed on Manu Ginobili's foot. Baynes' ankle and knee looked to have been tweaked and he remained down for about a minute. If he can't return, we might see some Boban Marjanovic.
Feb 10 - 8:16 PM

Aron Baynes said he hasn't decided if he will opt out of his player option for the 2017-18 season.

"I definitely haven’t thought about anything yet," Baynes said. "It’s not even All-Star break. There’s a long way left in this season. I’m just trying to go out there and make the most of it." To be clear, it's a no-brainer for Baynes to decline his option and it's one of the reasons why his name has been floated around in trade rumors. A move to a new city could be a good thing since he's stuck behind Andre Drummond in Detroit, but he's not worth stashing in most formats until we hear something concrete.
Feb 2 - 12:22 PM

Aron Baynes, who is reportedly on the trade block, finished Wednesday's game with eight points and seven rebounds, making 4-of-5 shots in 19 minutes.

Baynes is reportedly expected to opt out of his $6.5 million player option this summer, which makes sense given the huge money that will be available. The Pistons apparently want to trade him for something before that happens, but this is firmly in the rumor stage.
Feb 2 - 12:07 AM

Aron Baynes' knee injury didn't limit him on Wednesday, as he came off the bench for 12 points (3-of-5 FGs, 6-of-8 FTs) with four rebounds and two assists in 22 minutes.

The Pistons were back home after a five-game road trip, during which they went 2-3, and they came out of the gates red hot tonight with a 42-point first quarter. Baynes' knee injury is a non-issue, but his fantasy value is negligible while Andre Drummond is healthy.
Jan 19 - 12:12 AM

Aron Baynes (knee) is a go for Wednesday's game against Atlanta.

Baynes did not practice on Tuesday, but he was never expected to miss Wednesday's game. He doesn't have much value with Andre Drummond (knee) healthy, though.
Jan 18 - 12:09 PM

Aron Baynes (knee) did not practice Tuesday but expected to be able to play Wednesday vs. Atlanta.

Baynes injury appears to be minor, but if he does miss time Boban Marjanovic would be the primary beneficiary.
Jan 17 - 1:57 PM

Aron Baynes started on Friday vs. the Jazz and scored two points on 1-of-3 shooting in 18 minutes.

He had zero rebounds but somehow managed to block four shots. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (shoulder) was out and the Pistons started Baynes to match up with Utah's frontcourt, so he will likely return to the bench against the Lakers on Sunday regardless of KCP's status.
Jan 14 - 1:33 AM

Aron Baynes will draw the start next to Andre Drummond on Friday vs. the Jazz.

Many were expecting Stanley Johnson to start in place of Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (shoulder), but it does make some sense to start Baynes to match up with Derrick Favors. Despite the starting label, Baynes is only worth a look in very deep leagues in the short term. Coach Stan Van Gundy said on Thursday that Boban Marjanovic will be his backup center going forward, so he should be in the rotation as well.
Jan 13 - 9:57 PM

Aron Baynes (ankle) returned to action on Sunday with two points and one rebound in six minutes.

The Pistons got some unexpected rest when Saturday's game was postponed, but both team's schedules allowed for an immediate make-up date. Baynes barely saw the court tonight because Andre Drummond played a whopping 52 minutes in the double-OT win, and he faces a renewed challenge from Boban Marjanovic.
Jan 9 - 1:24 AM

Aron Baynes (ankle) is available for Sunday's game against the Trail Blazers.

Baynes has missed the last three games with an ankle injury. During his absence, Boban Marjanovic served as the primary back for Andre Drummond and coach Stan Van Gundy said that he would get another opportunity to play the same role.
Jan 8 - 7:46 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Reggie Jackson
2Ish Smith
3Beno Udrih
SG1Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
2Darrun Hilliard
SF1Marcus Morris
2Stanley Johnson
3Reggie Bullock
PF1Jon Leuer
2Tobias Harris
3Nikola Jovanovic
C1Andre Drummond
2Aron Baynes
3Boban Marjanovic