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Aron Baynes | Center

Team: Detroit Pistons
Age / DOB:  (28) / 12/9/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 260
College: Washington State
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Aron Baynes (ankle) was limited in Wednesday's practice and is unlikely to play on Thursday vs. the Nets.
Baynes had surgery on his right ankle during the offseason and he was progressing well until he stepped on Joel Anthony's foot earlier in the week. Baynes was walking without a limp on Sunday and it's a good sign that he is able to do some stuff in practice, so hopefully we will see him suit up for a preseason game soon. Keep an eye on Baynes if you are in a deep league. Oct 7 - 2:30 PM

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Aron Baynes (ankle), who stepped on Joel Anthony's foot on Saturday, was walking without a limp on Sunday.

Baynes had offseason ankle surgery and aggravated the issue when he stepped on Anthony, but the concern lasted less than 24 hours. Baynes will continue to be brought along with caution, but he is fine.
Oct 5 - 10:39 AM

Aron Baynes (ankle) and Steve Blake (concussion) are not practicing on Saturday.

Baynes had surgery during the offseason, so expect the Pistons to bring him along slowly. Baynes should eventually emerge as a key piece of the second unit, so owners in deeper leagues should keep an eye on him. As for Blake, he won't have much value while Reggie Jackson is active.
Oct 3 - 11:15 AM

Aron Baynes is still dealing with soreness in his right ankle.

He had surgery in the offseason and things are taking a little longer than expected for him to get back to 100 percent. With Baynes and Danny Granger, nicknamed Batman earlier in his career, on the Pistons together, things could get interesting.
Oct 2 - 2:55 PM

Stan Van Gundy said that he plans to utilize Aron Baynes as a scoring threat off the bench this upcoming season.

"Aron Baynes is a skilled offensive guy that you can really do some things with," said Van Gundy. "He can score inside and he can hit the jump shot. So I would say... the two spot and whoever’s playing at small forward and Aron – will probably be where more of our offense is created [off the bench]." Van Gundy is high on Baynes, but he won't have a lot of fantasy value as long as Andre Drummond is healthy.
Sep 26 - 12:58 PM

Aron Baynes (ankle) will not do two-a-days next week.

His ankle injury isn't healed, but he should be ready to go to start the season. Baynes should be eased into his minutes during the preseason before he says, "Let the games begin."
Sep 25 - 5:52 PM

Aron Baynes (ankle) will have some limitations at camp.

He should be ready for the opener, but it's slightly discouraging he's not over his ankle issue. Baynes is actually a somewhat sneaky backup center in fantasy because he can make free throws and block shots. If Andre Drummond goes down, the fire rise.
Sep 23 - 5:32 PM

Aron Baynes said his ankle is "on track to where it should be."

Last month, the Baynes' ankle wasn't strong enough for him to run on a treadmill, so the Pistons chemically induced a quicker heart rate and it did not go well because Baynes' body rejected the medicine. Baynes said he thinks he can do more, but the medical staff is pulling him back. Clearly, his fire rises.
Aug 8 - 4:43 PM

Stan Van Gundy explained why the Pistons viewed Aron Baynes as their No. 1 target for their frontcourt in free agency this summer.

"What we saw was a real physical guy at both ends of the floor – a good, solid rebounder and an offensively skilled guy who can shoot the ball, who can post, who’s comfortable putting the ball on the floor and going to dribble handoffs and playing that way," Van Gundy said of Baynes. While Baynes is projected to come off the bench behind Andre Drummond, the good news is that the Pistons are expecting him to give them some minutes at the four, so it looks like he has the potential to carve out some decent value in deeper leagues this season.
Aug 7 - 11:20 AM

Stan Van Gundy praised Aron Baynes for his physicality.

"[He is] a better than average rebounder and a very, very physical guy. [He's also] a great screener, a guy who will be very physical on the defensive end of the floor and that’s something we wanted to add." SVG also pointed to Baynes' ability to space the floor and convert from the free throw line as unusual and valuable qualities for a player of his size. If anything were to ever happen to Andre Drummond, Baynes would have immense fantasy value.
Aug 3 - 10:12 AM

Aron Baynes, who has officially signed with the Pistons, is looking forward to an increased role.

"I’m looking forward to getting a bit more of an opportunity here and trying to bring some of what I learned in San Antonio from (Gregg Popovich) and Timmy (Duncan) and bring it here and try to instill in Detroit basketball, as well," Baynes said. He's expected to serve as Andre Drummond's primary backup not unlike Marcin Gortat and Dwight Howard during Stan Van Gundy's tenure in Orlando.
Jul 13 - 9:52 AM

Aron Baynes has reportedly struck a verbal agreement with the Detroit Pistons on a three-year deal.

Let the games begin. Baynes comes to Detroit not as a conquerer, but as a liberator after averaging 6.6 points and 4.4 rebounds in 16 minutes per game with the Spurs during the 2014-15 season. Baynes will provide Detroit with solid frontcourt depth, but won't come close to replacing what the Pistons lost when Greg Monroe signed with the Bucks and can be ignored outside of deeper fantasy leagues.
Jul 2 - 1:28 PM

Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich said that everyone will be available to play for Tuesday's Game 5 against the Clippers.

While Baynes will be available, his minutes have been trending down, and he only managed to get 49 seconds of game-time action during Sunday's Game 4 loss. He's a negligible fantasy option right now.
Apr 28 - 2:23 PM

Gregg Popovich said that everyone will be available to play for Sunday's Game 4 against the Clippers.

Baynes spent Friday's Game 3 on the sidelines with a sprained ankle, but he'll return to action on Sunday. With the rest of the Spurs healthy, Baynes doesn't offer much fantasy value at all.
Apr 26 - 3:00 PM

Coach Gregg Popovich said Aron Baynes (ankle) will not play on Friday against the Clippers.

Not even a mask can get Baynes to play, apparently. It's a little interesting and unusual for Pop to reveal Baynes' status for this game. As we all know, theatricality and deception are powerful agents to the uninitiated. It sounds like Baynes will be out for a couple games. Tiago Splitter and Boris Diaw will play more.
Apr 24 - 7:54 PM

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All Positions
PG1Reggie Jackson
2Brandon Jennings
3Steve Blake
4Spencer Dinwiddie
SG1Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
2Jodie Meeks
3Cartier Martin
4Darrun Hilliard
SF1Marcus Morris
2Stanley Johnson
3Adonis Thomas
4Reggie Bullock
5Danny Granger
PF1Ersan Ilyasova
2Anthony Tolliver
C1Andre Drummond
2Aron Baynes
3Joel Anthony