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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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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

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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

Aron Baynes (thigh) was a full participant during Sunday's practice and is probable to play Monday vs. the Bulls.

Baynes took a knee to the thigh during Saturday's win over the Warriors, but his full participation in Sunday's practice indicates he'll be just fine moving forward. However, Baynes is averaging just 5.1 points and 4.3 boards on the season, so he's not worth owning in most leagues.
Source: M Live
Jan 17 - 3:47 PM

Aron Baynes had a season-high 15 points, nine boards and a block in just 19 minutes off the Pistons bench on Tuesday.

Let's call this a revenge game against his former team (Spurs). He's been playing well lately, but even with the big game he's averaging 9.0 points, 6.6 rebounds and 0.8 blocks in 16 minutes over his last five games.
Jan 12 - 11:24 PM

Stan Van Gundy turned to Aron Baynes down the stretch in Wednesday's win over the Celtics due to Andre Drummond's free throw woes.

"I know you guys get your comments from the fans, but we knew when we signed him that he was a very good player," Van Gundy said. "We had great confidence in him and we also knew we needed a guy who could play in these situations because of Andre’s free-throw shooting problems." Baynes is averaging 6.5 points, 8.0 boards, 3.0 assists and 1.5 blocks in 17.0 minutes per game in his last two outings, but he won't be a reliable fantasy asset unless Drummond goes down.
Jan 9 - 9:29 AM

Aron Baynes (back) returned from a one-game absence on Tuesday, scoring one point with one rebound and a turnover in 14 minutes.

As long as Andre Drummond is healthy, Baynes won't be worth owning in fantasy hoops.
Wed, Dec 23, 2015 02:21:00 AM

Aron Baynes (back spasms) will miss Friday's game vs. the Pacers.

This Pistons didn't even announce that Baynes was out until the second-quarter of tonight's game, but he's not a major part of the rotation anyway. Joel Anthony will likely pick up his minutes.
Fri, Dec 18, 2015 08:46:00 PM

Aron Baynes continued to play with a mask on Saturday with six points, seven rebounds and one block in 16 minutes.

The team doctors fixed him up with a mask after another broken nose, so the Pistons' power and infrastructure have been important until now. No one cared who he was before he put on the mask back in San Antonio and he has been solid for the Pistons this year. He has tortured opponents in limited playing time, but not of their bodies... of their soul. As scary as he is, he's not worth owning in most leagues.
Sat, Dec 12, 2015 10:12:00 PM

Aron Baynes (broken nose) underwent successful surgery.

Baynes suffered a broken nose on October 27 against the Thunder, but had been playing through the injury. He underwent successful surgery on Thursday, and is not expected to miss any time. Baynes will be fitted for a mask, but doesn't see enough minutes to warrant a roster spot on fantasy rosters in standard leagues.
Source: M Live
Thu, Dec 3, 2015 01:19:00 PM

Aron Baynes played 21 minutes against the Rockets on Monday due to the intentional fouling of Andre Drummond with Baynes posting 11 points, four boards, two assists and one block.

Was putting Baynes in for Drummond part of the plan? No. Although, it doesn't matter who Baynes is for the Pistons, what matters is SVG's plan. His plan is proceeding as expected, but Baynes is only worth a look in deep leagues.
Mon, Nov 30, 2015 11:55:00 PM

Aron Baynes had his best game as a Piston on Friday with six points, 11 rebounds, one assist, two steals and two blocks in 19 minutes.

He has come to Detroit not as a conquerer, but as a liberator to return control of the Motor City. Baynes' fire may be rising, but he won't have much value while Andre Drummond is healthy.
Fri, Nov 20, 2015 11:45:00 PM

Aron Baynes played in Wednesday's game, the second half of a back-to-back set, but posted only four points, three rebounds and one block in 12 minutes.

Baynes had ankle surgery this summer but his minute-limit and game restrictions were lifted on Monday. It may be that Stan Van Gundy is still being cautious, but until Baynes' minutes increase he's a non-entity in all but the deepest leagues.
Wed, Oct 28, 2015 11:36:00 PM

Aron Baynes (right ankle surgery) had his 15-minute limit lifted on Monday.

This was the expectation after Baynes met with doctors, and now all signs point to his unrestricted availability on opening night Tuesday against the Hawks.
Mon, Oct 26, 2015 01:41:00 PM

Aron Baynes, who is working his way back from offseason right ankle surgery, is expected to be available when Detroit's season begins.

"I don't think he'll be on a limit and I don't think he'll be limited in back-to-back sets," Stan Van Gundy said. Baynes is going to serve as Andre Drummond's backup, but that doesn't mean the only time he'll get minutes is when Drummond is out of the lineup. The Pistons didn't spend $20 million on him for nothing this offseason.
Source: M Live
Mon, Oct 26, 2015 11:02:00 AM

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