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Aron Baynes | Center

Team: San Antonio Spurs
Age / DOB:  (27) / 12/9/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 260
College: Washington State
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Aron Baynes has received interest from the Shanghai Sharks.
He's still a restricted free agent, but the Spurs haven't made any noticeable effort to bring him back. The Sharks are Yao Ming's team and Baynes would likely get significant minutes compared to his marginal role with the Spurs. Sep 19 - 11:27 AM

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The Spurs are open to a sign-and-trade deal for restricted free agent Aron Baynes.

He's not getting quite as many headlines as fellow restricted free agent Eric Bledsoe, but Baynes does have some upside. He averaged 16.8 points per game with the Australian team at FIBA and would almost certainly have more value on another team.
Sep 15 - 12:35 PM

Free agent Aron Baynes finished Australia's loss to Turkey with 15 points, seven rebounds, two assists and two blocks.

Cavs guard Matthew Dellavedova added 13 points and five assists for Australia, but they fell by one point in an elimination game at the FIBA World Cup. Baynes is considering signing overseas for more money than he'd make on a minimum-salary NBA contract. The Spurs are interested in retaining him, but they're considering free agent Gustavo Ayon as a backup option if Baynes does head overseas.
Sep 7 - 8:32 PM

The Spurs remain "determined" to re-sign C Aron Baynes this summer, but they're also interested in FA big man Gustavo Ayon.

Baynes is considering signing overseas for around $1.5 million annually, and Ayon has been pursued by at least one team in China. If either guy does end up in San Antonio, they will be fantasy afterthoughts in a frontcourt that includes Tim Duncan, Tiago Splitter, Boris Diaw, Matt Bonner and Jeff Ayres.
Aug 30 - 9:31 AM

Restricted free agent Aron Baynes is entertaining the idea of playing overseas for at least $1.5 million next season.

He's more of just emergency depth with the Spurs and only played 9.3 minutes per game last season. Baynes is a large paint presence and opponents couldn't handle him at lower-level competition like summer league, so he would likely be an above-average player out of the NBA.
Aug 25 - 9:13 AM

Restricted free agent Aron Baynes would like to stay with the Spurs, but is also exploring options in Europe.

The Spurs extended a qualifying offer to Baynes that would allow them to match any offer he receives during free agency, but the 27-year-old has yet to receive an offer. While Baynes only played 9.3 minutes per game during the 2013-14 season, he provides the Spurs with a big body off the bench and could wind up back in San Antonio if he doesn't receive any strong offers from a European team.
Aug 19 - 9:55 AM

The Spurs have officially extended a qualifying offer to Aron Baynes, giving them the rights to match any offer he receives when free agency begins July 1.

Baynes is a big body at 6'10", but he's not exactly a hot commodity. Baynes per-36-minute numbers are decent at 11.8 points, and 10.6 rebounds, but his shooting leaves something to be desired at just 43.6 percent from the field. He was not a part of the rotation during the Spurs 2013-14 championship run.
Jun 29 - 1:09 PM

The Spurs praised Aron Baynes' performance during Tuesday's Game 1 victory, as Baynes came off the bench for 10 points and seven rebounds in 15 minutes of action.

Baynes logged six minutes during the entire first round of the playoffs, which made his energetic and physical play on Tuesday even more improbable. "We wanted another big just because we don’t want to end up overplaying Tiago and Boris and Timmy," said this season's Coach of the Year, Gregg Popovich. "It gives them a little bit of a break if we can get some minutes out of Aron. He fit better against [Portland] than he did against Dallas."
Source: Oregonian
May 7 - 9:59 AM

Aron Baynes (ribs) returned to action on Friday in a four-minute stint.

Baynes could theoretically get some run if Pop starts Popping people left and right, but there's no way he should be on fantasy rosters.
Apr 12 - 2:27 AM

Aron Baynes (non-displaced rib fracture) will not play against the Grizzlies on Sunday.

For a man his size, it's surprising to see him even break a rib. Baynes has been a beast in the paint for the Spurs and looked great over the summer, but he has plenty of learning to do in the NBA and is years away from fantasy value.
Apr 6 - 6:00 PM

Aron Baynes (rib) will not play against the Warriors on Wednesday.

He cracked a rib over the weekend and this will be his second consecutive game out of the lineup. After an impressive Summer League, Baynes hasn't really done much in his time with the Spurs this year.
Apr 2 - 3:57 PM

Aron Baynes (cracked rib) will not play vs. Indiana on Monday.

He must have hurt himself during Saturday's game, or at practice on Sunday, but his absence won't have an appreciable effect on fantasy lineups since he's averaging just nine minutes per game in March. We'll consider him day-to-day until the Spurs provide a timetable.
Mar 31 - 12:22 PM

Updating a previous item, Aron Baynes is playing against the Suns on Friday.

He wasn't expected to play and the Spurs may have changed their minds on him. Baynes still has no fantasy value.
Feb 21 - 10:55 PM

Aron Baynes (knee) will not play against the Suns on Friday night.

It will be his second consecutive game out of the lineup and the team probably won't need him with Tiago Splitter back and looking good. Baynes can be ignored in all fantasy leagues.
Source: NBA.com
Feb 21 - 8:53 PM

Aron Baynes (knee) will not play against the Blazers on Wednesday.

His knee contusion must really be bothering him to not play in a game with Tim Duncan sitting out. Jeff Ayres figures to backup Tiago Splitter and Boris Diaw tonight.
Feb 19 - 9:08 PM

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