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Aron Baynes | Center | #59

Team: Boston Celtics
Age / DOB:  (30) / 12/9/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 260
College: Washington State
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Aron Baynes has reportedly agreed to a one-year, $4.3 million deal with the Celtics.
Baynes will help fill the void left by Amir Johnson and Kelly Olynyk, and if Brad Stevens decides to move Al Horford to the four, there's a chance Baynes could open up the year as Boston's starting five-man. The Celtics could also go small and start Jae Crowder at the four with Horford at the five, so we'll obviously be watching Stevens' rotations closely over the course of training camp and preseason. At the very least, Baynes should be able to flirt with around 20 minutes a night in Boston, so he's making blips on the deep league radar. Jul 9 - 4:14 PM

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Stan Van Gundy is hopeful that he'll be able to re-sign Aron Baynes as an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

"There are a lot of scenarios where we can bring Aron back so that’s not a done deal, but we knew the opt-out was coming," Van Gundy said. "Right now on our salary structure, if you look at where our roster is, we can’t pay him that right now and be under the tax." Baynes should be able to get an offer at around $12 million annually, so it'll be tough for Detroit to keep him based on the team's current salary structure. If Baynes isn't retained, that would open up more minutes for Boban Marjonovic.
Jun 21 - 11:27 AM

Aron Baynes has declined his $6.5 million player option for the 2017-18 season and will become an unrestricted free agent on July 1st.

Baynes is coming off a disappointing season in which he averaged 4.9 points, 4.4 rebounds and 0.5 blocks in 15.5 minutes off the bench. However, he has been durable, playing at least 70 games in each of the last three seasons. His new annual salary may not exceed $6 million, but Baynes should be able to secure a multi-year deal thus summer that increases his amount total guaranteed money. It is safe to assume Baynes will not re-sign with Detroit, which should open up plenty of minutes for backup center Boban Marjanovic.
Jun 20 - 9:51 AM

Aron Baynes said he will likely wait until the June 20 deadline before making a firm decision on his player option for the 2017-18 season.

Baynes has an option worth $6.5 million for the 2017-18 season, but even with the salary cap set to see another bump this offseason, it's not a lock that he would be able to command significantly more money on the open market. Baynes put in averages of 4.9 points and 4.4 boards in his second season with the Pistons, and while he's a solid backup big to have on the roster, he's not the type of player you want to target in fantasy hoops.
May 3 - 10:03 AM

Aron Baynes made all five of his field goal attempts on Wednesday to score 12 points in 19 minutes off the bench, adding seven rebounds, one block and three turnovers.

Detroit has zero margin for error if they hope to make the playoffs, but to do so they'll need to win on the road -- three of their final four games are away, at Houston, Memphis and Orlando. They have a dismal 11-27 outside of Detroit this season, so the odds aren't good. Stan Van Gundy will roll with whoever has the hot hand, including Baynes, but there's no reliable fantasy value here.
Apr 5 - 10:37 PM

Aron Baynes grabbed a career-high 17 rebounds in 18 minutes on Sunday, adding 13 points (5-of-9 FGs, 3-of-3 FGs) in a home win vs. the Suns.

Baynes' previous career-high in boards was 12, which he tied last Wednesday, so suffice to say he had his way vs. Phoenix's frontcourt tonight. As nice as this game was, your waiver wire would have to be very lean to rely on Baynes after one aberrant double-double.
Mar 19 - 7:28 PM

Aron Baynes posted his first double-double of the season on Wednesday with 12 points and 12 rebounds, with six of his boards coming on the offensive glass.

The starters came out flat tonight, leading to a big early deficit, so coach Stan Van Gundy leaned heavily on his second unit. SVG loves Baynes for his defense and interior presence, but he's not a fantasy asset while Andre Drummond is healthy.
Mar 16 - 12:37 AM

Aron Baynes came off the bench for four minutes in Thursday's win over the Cavaliers.

He's nursing an ankle injury and was able to see some action tonight, but the only way he will sniff fantasy value is if something bad happens to Andre Drummond.
Mar 9 - 11:16 PM

Aron Baynes (ankle) is available to play against the Cavs on Thursday.

Based on coach Stan Van Gundy saying Tobias Harris (knee) was more questionable than Baynes, the big man should be good to go. We'll have to wait a little longer for some decent Boban Marjanovic minutes.
Mar 9 - 7:06 PM

Aron Baynes (ankle) remains questionable for Thursday against the Cavs.

This is a non-update on Baynes, who was called questionable after Wednesday's loss. If he can't play, we might get some Boban Marjanovic behind Andre Drummond. We should have an update later this evening.
Mar 9 - 5:40 PM

Aron Baynes (right ankle sprain) is questionable for Thursday against the Cavs.

He suffered the injury on Wednesday night vs. the Pacers and limped off the floor. It certainly didn't look like a minor tweak, so Baynes could easily miss this one. If that's the case, we'll be getting some Boban Marjanovic against LeBron James and the Cavs. Baynes finished with four points and three boards in 10 minutes on Wednesday.
Mar 8 - 10:59 PM

Aron Baynes posted 12 points with seven rebounds, two assists, a steal and a blocked shot in just 18 minutes off the bench Monday against the Bulls.

It was just the sixth double-digit point total for Baynes this season so don't get terribly excited about this rare solid outing. He is normally used rather sparingly in Detroit and his production generally reflects that.
Mar 6 - 11:52 PM

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

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

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All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Isaiah Thomas
2Marcus Smart
3Terry Rozier
4Kadeem Allen
SG1Jaylen Brown
2Jabari Bird
3Abdel Nader
SF1Gordon Hayward
2Jayson Tatum
3Semi Ojeleye
PF1Jae Crowder
2Marcus Morris
3Guerschon Yabusele
C1Al Horford
2Aron Baynes
3Ante Zizic