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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 hit 3-of-7 shots for eight points and eight rebounds in 22 minutes in Tuesday’s win against the Hornets.
Before you get too excited, Baynes stepped in the game after Andre Drummond was ejected. This was only the second time in his last eight games that he has played over 18 minutes and attempted over four shots. He is expected to go back to his bench role in his next game against the Celtics. Nov 29 - 10:05 PM

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Aron Baynes played 12 minutes off the bench on Wednesday with no points and two rebounds against the Knicks.

He was outstanding back on Monday with a season-high 20 points, but Andre Drummond was back in action tonight. If Drummond does need to miss time again at some point, Baynes would be a strong stream or DFS option.
Nov 16 - 10:54 PM

Aron Baynes started at center and hit 8-of-13 shots and 4-of-4 free throws on his way to a season-high 20 points and eight rebounds in 34 minutes on Monday.

He didn't block a shot, but played very well while Andre Drummond watched from the bench in street clothes while nursing a sprained ankle. Drummond's injury isn't thought to be serious, but Baynes makes for an interesting punt play in DFS as long as Drummond is out.
Nov 14 - 11:02 PM

Aron Baynes will enter the starting lineup for Monday's game against the Thunder, with Andre Drummond (ankle) unavailable.

It's not an ideal matchup for Baynes, but he still makes for a decent streamer or punt play in DFS. In his only start last season he logged 28 minutes and produced 14 points, five boards, one assist and three turnovers in 28 minutes. Boban Marjanovic could also see an uptick in minutes tonight sans Drummond, but Baynes makes for the more attractive fantasy target.
Nov 14 - 5:59 PM

Aron Baynes may play alongside Andre Drummond tonight vs. Denver.

Coach Stan Van Gundy said it was "possible" that he would play both big men at the same time against the Nuggets. Baynes is averaging 15 minutes per game, so this could result in an uptick in his playing time.
Nov 5 - 12:21 PM

Aron Baynes' recent nose injury didn't slow him down on Wednesday, as he picked up eight points and three boards in 15 foul-plagued minutes vs. the Raptors.

Baynes wasn't fantasy-relevant in typical leagues last year, and the Pistons added Boban Marjanovic this summer, so his outlook has gone from dim to pitch-black.
Oct 26 - 11:21 PM

Aron Baynes (nose) went through a full practice on Tuesday and is set to play in Wednesday's season opener against Toronto.

Baynes was never expected to spend Wednesday's game on the sidelines, but he's not a great option anywhere while Andre Drummond is healthy.
Oct 25 - 3:56 PM

Coach Stan Van Gundy said that he expects Aron Baynes (nose) to suit up for Wednesday's regular-season opener against the Raptors.

Van Gundy said that he anticipates Baynes going through a full practice on Tuesday, and that he won't put a minutes limit on Baynes for Wednesday's game. He should be good to go, but he won't have much fantasy value at all as long as Andre Drummond is healthy.
Oct 24 - 2:04 PM

Aron Baynes (nose) is expected to see a doctor on Sunday.

After undergoing surgery earlier this week, Baynes will check in with the doctor to see if he can be cleared for non-contact work. The hope is that he'll be cleared to practice in full on Tuesday and be ready for Wednesday's season opener.
Oct 22 - 5:18 PM

Aron Baynes (nose) will miss Wednesday's preseason game against the Raptors.

Baynes underwent surgery on Tuesday to correct his broken nose, and he's currently being fitted for a mask. Boban Marjanovic should see some increased floor time tonight sans Baynes, but neither guy will be worth drafting in standard leagues, as they'll both see limited minutes behind Andre Drummond this season.
Oct 19 - 12:18 PM

Aron Baynes broke his nose during Tuesday's practice.

Baynes should be just fine for opening night, but he won't have much fantasy value at all while Andre Drummond is healthy.
Oct 18 - 2:07 PM

Aron Baynes (back) played 19 minutes on Monday with two points, four boards and one block.

The Pistons were expected to hold him out as a precaution, but Baynes convinced the coaching staff to let him play. He has a slight edge over Boban Marjanovic for the backup center role, but this position battle could go either way.
Oct 17 - 10:00 PM

Aron Baynes (lower back tightness) will not play vs. the Bucks on Monday.

This will be his second straight game on the shelf. Boban Marjanovic is the most interesting man in the world and has looked dominant in limited preseason action, so Baynes is in danger of losing his backup role behind Andre Drummond.
Oct 17 - 12:23 PM

Aron Baynes (lower back tightness) will not play on Saturday vs. the 76ers.

Stan Van Gundy called the big man the "most game-ready Pistons player," so we're assuming this absence is simply precautionary. Baynes is expected to open the season as Andre Drummond's backup.
Oct 15 - 4:34 PM

The Pistons are aware they may lose Aron Baynes after the 2016-17 season.

The Pistons don't own full Bird Rights on the 29-year-old and know they may not be able to afford him when he becomes a free agent next summer. "We’re limited in what we can do with Aron next year," head coach Stan Van Gundy said. "Two things happen: No.1, by rule, if Aron does opt out, we’re limited in how much we can offer him, by rule, because he leaves in two years." While Baynes will help the Pistons with a big body behind Andre Drummond this season, he won't have much fantasy value off the bench.
Aug 23 - 9:08 AM

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PG1Reggie Jackson
2Ish Smith
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SG1Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
2Darrun Hilliard
3Michael Gbinije
SF1Marcus Morris
2Stanley Johnson
3Reggie Bullock
PF1Tobias Harris
2Jon Leuer
3Henry Ellenson
4Nikola Jovanovic
C1Andre Drummond
2Aron Baynes
3Boban Marjanovic