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Team: Detroit Pistons
Age / DOB:  (28) / 12/9/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 260
College: Washington State
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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. Nov 20 - 11:45 PM

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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.
Oct 28 - 11:36 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.
Oct 26 - 1:41 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
Oct 26 - 11:02 AM

Aron Baynes (ankle) will likely have his 15-minute limit and ban on back-to-back sets lifted when he consults with his doctor on Monday.

This is great news and Baynes should be close to 100 percent when the Pistons open their season against the Hawks on Tuesday. If Baynes is cleared for more minutes, he could be the first big off the bench and is definitely worth keeping an eye on in deeper formats.
Oct 25 - 1:08 PM

Aron Baynes (right ankle surgery) made his Pistons debut on Wednesday with five points, two rebounds and one assist in 13 minutes off the bench.

Baynes was Detroit's top target in free agency and they locked him up for $20 million over three years, confirming that he'll play a substantial role in 2015-16. Stan Van Gundy has praised Baynes' physicality, rebounding and scoring, none of which are likely to yield enough fantasy value for use in standard leagues.
Oct 15 - 12:17 AM

Aron Baynes (ankle) is on track to make his preseason debut Wednesday vs. the Bulls, according to head coach Stan Van Gundy.

Baynes isn't likely to have value in standard leagues serving as Andre Drummond's backup.
Oct 13 - 5:14 PM

Aron Baynes (ankle) is likely to make his preseason debut on Sunday against the Spurs.

After practicing on Monday, Baynes is finally ready to make his debut so long as he holds up the rest of the week in the informal sessions. He could enjoy a role similar to the one Marcin Gortat held behind Dwight Howard in Orlando, so keep that in mind as your fantasy draft unfolds toward its final round(s).
Oct 12 - 1:56 PM

Stan Van Gundy said that Aron Baynes (ankle) is doubtful to play on Saturday against the Bucks.

The good news is that SVG is hoping to have Baynes back for either Tuesday's game vs. the Pacers or Wednesday vs. the Bulls, so it sounds like his ankle is making progress. The Pistons targeted Baynes pretty aggressively in free agency this summer and he should have a nice role off the bench, so owners in deeper formats should keep an eye on him.
Oct 10 - 12:45 PM

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

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

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