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Aron Baynes | Center

Team: Detroit Pistons
Age / DOB:  (28) / 12/9/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 255
College: Washington State
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Aron Baynes said his ankle is "on track to where it should be."
Last month, the Baynes' ankle wasn't strong enough for him to run on a treadmill, so the Pistons chemically induced a quicker heart rate and it did not go well because Baynes' body rejected the medicine. Baynes said he thinks he can do more, but the medical staff is pulling him back. Clearly, his fire rises. Aug 8 - 4:43 PM

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Stan Van Gundy explained why the Pistons viewed Aron Baynes as their No. 1 target for their frontcourt in free agency this summer.

"What we saw was a real physical guy at both ends of the floor – a good, solid rebounder and an offensively skilled guy who can shoot the ball, who can post, who’s comfortable putting the ball on the floor and going to dribble handoffs and playing that way," Van Gundy said of Baynes. While Baynes is projected to come off the bench behind Andre Drummond, the good news is that the Pistons are expecting him to give them some minutes at the four, so it looks like he has the potential to carve out some decent value in deeper leagues this season.
Aug 7 - 11:20 AM

Stan Van Gundy praised Aron Baynes for his physicality.

"[He is] a better than average rebounder and a very, very physical guy. [He's also] a great screener, a guy who will be very physical on the defensive end of the floor and that’s something we wanted to add." SVG also pointed to Baynes' ability to space the floor and convert from the free throw line as unusual and valuable qualities for a player of his size. If anything were to ever happen to Andre Drummond, Baynes would have immense fantasy value.
Aug 3 - 10:12 AM

Aron Baynes, who has officially signed with the Pistons, is looking forward to an increased role.

"I’m looking forward to getting a bit more of an opportunity here and trying to bring some of what I learned in San Antonio from (Gregg Popovich) and Timmy (Duncan) and bring it here and try to instill in Detroit basketball, as well," Baynes said. He's expected to serve as Andre Drummond's primary backup not unlike Marcin Gortat and Dwight Howard during Stan Van Gundy's tenure in Orlando.
Jul 13 - 9:52 AM

Aron Baynes has reportedly struck a verbal agreement with the Detroit Pistons on a three-year deal.

Let the games begin. Baynes comes to Detroit not as a conquerer, but as a liberator after averaging 6.6 points and 4.4 rebounds in 16 minutes per game with the Spurs during the 2014-15 season. Baynes will provide Detroit with solid frontcourt depth, but won't come close to replacing what the Pistons lost when Greg Monroe signed with the Bucks and can be ignored outside of deeper fantasy leagues.
Jul 2 - 1:28 PM

Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich said that everyone will be available to play for Tuesday's Game 5 against the Clippers.

While Baynes will be available, his minutes have been trending down, and he only managed to get 49 seconds of game-time action during Sunday's Game 4 loss. He's a negligible fantasy option right now.
Apr 28 - 2:23 PM

Gregg Popovich said that everyone will be available to play for Sunday's Game 4 against the Clippers.

Baynes spent Friday's Game 3 on the sidelines with a sprained ankle, but he'll return to action on Sunday. With the rest of the Spurs healthy, Baynes doesn't offer much fantasy value at all.
Apr 26 - 3:00 PM

Coach Gregg Popovich said Aron Baynes (ankle) will not play on Friday against the Clippers.

Not even a mask can get Baynes to play, apparently. It's a little interesting and unusual for Pop to reveal Baynes' status for this game. As we all know, theatricality and deception are powerful agents to the uninitiated. It sounds like Baynes will be out for a couple games. Tiago Splitter and Boris Diaw will play more.
Apr 24 - 7:54 PM

Aron Baynes (sprained ankle) is being listed as doubtful for Friday's Game 3 against the Clippers.

It's unclear exactly when Baynes suffered this ankle injury, but it's sounding like he's not going to be able to play tonight. Head coach Gregg Popovich said that Tiago Splitter will be available for as many minutes as needed tonight, so he looks like the primary beneficiary with Baynes on the sidelines.
Apr 24 - 1:14 PM

Aron Baynes suffered during Sunday's road loss vs. the Clippers, finishing with five points, five rebounds and one assist in 20 minutes.

Tiago Splitter (calf) was limited so Baynes played a significant role, but in a short span he was viciously dunked on by Blake Griffin, flipped into a row of photographers by Matt Barnes, and then dunked on again by Griffin. Splitter only logged 10 minutes and Baynes' ability to hold down the paint alongside Tim Duncan may be a key to the series, as he's likely to log 20+ minutes regardless of Splitter's status for Game 2.
Apr 20 - 2:23 AM

Aron Baynes will start Wednesday's game vs. the Pelicans, shifting Boris Diaw back to the Spurs' bench.

The Pelicans have an imposing front line with Omer Asik and Anthony Davis, so it's no surprise to see Baynes resurface as a starter. Tiago Splitter (calf) is still resting but there's a good chance he'll be ready to go for the playoffs, so Baynes' starting job may once again be short-lived.
Apr 15 - 7:35 PM

Aron Baynes moved to the Spurs' bench vs. Phoenix on Sunday, where he posted four points, two rebounds and one block in 17 minutes.

Baynes is a sneaky source of rebounds and percentages as long as he's playing 20-25 minutes -- in the Spurs previous six games he was averaging 12.5 points on 65.9 percent FGs and 94.4 percent FTs, with 6.0 boards, 0.8 steals and 0.5 blocks. Tiago Splitter (calf) is iffy to play in the Spurs' final game on Wednesday, so owners in deeper leagues may want to give Baynes one more look.
Apr 12 - 10:13 PM

Aron Baynes moved into the Spurs' starting five on Tuesday, where he posted 10 points, six rebounds and one steal in 22 minutes.

Tiago Splitter (calf) is likely to miss a few more games, leaving Baynes and Matt Bonner (scoreless in 10 minutes) to share the frontcourt with Tim Duncan and Boris Diaw. Gregg Popovich will rotate Bonner and Baynes into the starting lineup as matchups dictate, making both guys unreliable for fantasy purposes.
Apr 7 - 11:09 PM

Aron Baynes will replace Matt Bonner in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game vs. OKC.

Through 13 games as a starter this season, Baynes has put in averages of 9.7 points and 6.4 rebounds per game. He's about as hit-or-miss as they come, as he followed up two 18-point performances with an eight-point dud on Sunday. Start him at your own risk.
Apr 7 - 6:48 PM

Aron Baynes scored 18 points off the bench in Friday's blowout win over the Nuggets, hitting 6-of-8 shots (6-of-6 FTs) with four rebounds, one steal and two blocks in 19 minutes.

Every owner who has ventured toward Baynes over the centuries has looked up toward that light and imagined climbing to freedom. It seems so easy, so simple, and like shipwrecked men turning to sea water from uncontrollable thirst, many have lost trying.
Apr 4 - 2:03 AM

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