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Aron Baynes | Center | #12

Team: Detroit Pistons
Age / DOB:  (29) / 12/9/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 260
College: Washington State
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The Pistons are aware they may lose Aron Baynes after the 2016-17 season.
The Pistons don't own full Bird Rights on the 29-year-old and know they may not be able to afford him when he becomes a free agent next summer. "We’re limited in what we can do with Aron next year," head coach Stan Van Gundy said. "Two things happen: No.1, by rule, if Aron does opt out, we’re limited in how much we can offer him, by rule, because he leaves in two years." While Baynes will help the Pistons with a big body behind Andre Drummond this season, he won't have much fantasy value off the bench. Aug 23 - 9:08 AM

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The Pistons expect Aron Baynes to opt out of his contract after the 2016-17 season, according to Keith Langlois of

The Pistons only own partial Bird Rights on Baynes and signed Boban Marjanovic as an insurance policy in case they are unable to retain Baynes next summer. While Baynes will help the Pistons as another big body behind Andre Drummond, he won't have much fantasy value for the 2016-17 season.
Aug 11 - 9:39 AM

Aron Baynes was inefficient in Australia's 87-66 triumph over France on Saturday, finishing with 14 points, eight rebounds and a block on 5-of-14 shooting.

Baynes has shown capable of intriguing per-minute production, but there's not a lot to get excited about in fantasy with Andre Drummond ahead of him and the Pistons committing to Boban Marjanovic behind him.
Aug 6 - 3:15 PM

Stan Van Gundy said the Pistons could play Aron Baynes and Andre Drummond together.

"You saw Oklahoma City play a lot with two centers," he said. "They’re playing [Steven] Adams and [Enes] Kanter together. I think we can do that with Andre [Drummond] and Aron [Baynes]." We wouldn't expect the pairing for long stretches if Van Gundy commits to it all, especially with Tobias Harris penciled in as the starting four and Marcus Morris in the fold. Furthermore, SVG plans to pursue one additional power forward in free agency.

Aron Baynes, Stanley Johnson, Darrun Hilliard, Anthony Tolliver and Steve Blake will start against the Cavs on Wednesday with the five usual starters resting.

Baynes should get huge minutes as as a big part of the offense. Stanley Johnson should also get a ton of run as he looks to get out of the doghouse. Anthony Tolliver should get some shots tonight, as well.
Apr 13 - 6:55 PM

Aron Baynes scored 12 points with five rebounds and one block against the Wizards on Friday.

He made all 10 shots from the line in the win. Interestingly, Andre Drummond is 10-of-37 from the line in April. Baynes is an awesome complement for Drummond and he might get a start if the Pistons can lock down the seven seed early.
Apr 9 - 12:02 AM

Aron Baynes scored 16 points with eight rebounds and two turnovers against the Hornets on Friday.

He was awesome in the second quarter with nine points and three rebounds during those seven minutes. Andre Drummond has played better lately, so Baynes likely won't play more than 20 minutes most nights. The fire would rise if Drummond needed to miss time.
Mar 25 - 10:53 PM

The fire was rising on Saturday for the Pistons with Aron Baynes scoring a career-high 21 points in a win over the Nets, adding seven rebounds, one assist and one block.

It was extremely painful for Brooklyn as their comeback attempt fell short. Baynes tortured the Nets, but not of their bodies, of their souls. He has not been able to escape the depth of coach Stan Van Gundy's rotation and only averaged 16.4 minutes per game in his previous games since the break. Fantasy owners can keep him hanging on the wire for the world to see.
Mar 19 - 10:22 PM

Aron Baynes had a solid game in 20 minutes off the Pistons' bench on Wednesday, notching nine points with seven rebounds (four offensive), one assist and two steals.

Baynes has had a few nice games this season but his role is too limited for use outside of very deep leagues -- he only logged 20 minutes tonight because Andre Drummond was rested in a blowout.
Feb 24 - 11:15 PM

Aron Baynes (illness) scored six points with six rebounds and one block in 14 minutes against the Wizards on Friday.

He didn't look limited and seemed to be close to 100 percent. Baynes may see his playing time dip with Donatas Motiejunas possibly getting run against stretch fives.
Feb 19 - 9:40 PM

Aron Baynes (illness) is on track to play on Friday against the Wizards and could be limited.

The Pistons may be playing Andre Drummond more tonight and coach Randy Wittman could Hack-a-Drummond. Baynes could lose minutes once Donatas Motiejunas (back) is ready.
Feb 19 - 6:59 PM

Aron Baynes (illness) missed Friday's shootaround and is still sick, according to coach Stan Van Gundy.

With Donatas Motiejunas ruled out and Ersan Ilyasova traded away, Detroit would be perilously thin at PF/C if Baynes can't suit up tonight. If that's the case, expect Anthony Tolliver to get plenty of minutes with Tobias Harris shouldering a huge burden in his Pistons debut.
Feb 19 - 5:46 PM

Aron Baynes scored 11 points with seven rebounds, two assists, one steal and two blocks in 20 minutes against the Raptors on Saturday.

Andre Drummond is not in a rhythm right now while Baynes is showing why the Pistons picked him up. He's running the floor well and his defense has probably been better than Drummond. As a big capable of making free throws, he has a nice floor in fantasy. He's put up eighth-round value in his last six, so he's on the radar in standard leagues.
Jan 30 - 9:43 PM

Aron Baynes was effective in 12 minutes of work on Wednesday, posting 12 points (4-of-6 FGs, 4-of-4 FTs), four rebounds, three assists and two steals.

The Pistons splurged on Baynes in free agency this summer, signing him for $20 million over three years, and he's been a steadying presence with the second unit. Over his past five games he's averaging 9.4 points, 6.6 boards, 0.6 steals and 1.0 blocks with 60.7 percent shooting, which puts him squarely on the radar in deep leagues.
Jan 27 - 11:17 PM

Aron Baynes double-doubled in Saturday's loss to the Nuggets, scoring 13 points with 10 rebounds and two blocks in 30 minutes.

It was his first double-double of the season and the minutes were a season high, but the Pistons played him down the stretch because Andre Drummond wasn't playing well and missed all four his free throws. Baynes was averaging 5.2 points and 4.3 boards on the season prior to Saturday, so he would need to do it again before we could get behind an add.
Jan 24 - 1:14 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Reggie Jackson
2Ish Smith
3Lorenzo Brown
4Ray McCallum
5Trey Freeman
SG1Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
2Darrun Hilliard
3Michael Gbinije
SF1Marcus Morris
2Stanley Johnson
3Reggie Bullock
PF1Tobias Harris
2Jon Leuer
3Henry Ellenson
C1Andre Drummond
2Aron Baynes
3Boban Marjanovic