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Aron Baynes | Center | #46

Team: Boston Celtics
Age / DOB:  (30) / 12/9/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 260
College: Washington State
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Aron Baynes moved into the starting lineup on Friday vs. Boston with Marcus Smart (ankles) sidelined and scored 10 points with eight rebounds and two assists.
He finished 5-of-8 from the field and missed his only free throw, but he still only played 14 minutes. Smart is day-to-day, but Baynes could still make some starts going forward depending on the matchup. He's not worth owning in most leagues while Al Horford is healthy, especially with Boston playing so much small ball. Oct 21 - 12:28 AM

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Aron Baynes will replace Marcus Smart (ankles) in the starting lineup Friday vs. Philadelphia.

With Smart sidelined, coach Brad Stevens is going to shift Al Horford over to power forward and start Baynes at center. Kyrie Irving, Jayen Brown and Jayson Tatum round out the rest of the starting five. During training camp, Stevens said he was interested in pairing Horford and Baynes together, but they played just five minutes alongside each other over the Celtics first two regular season games. If this unit is successful on Friday, Stevens may be willing to use it more frequently in the future.
Oct 20 - 5:36 PM

Aron Baynes scored four points with two rebounds in 16 minutes against the Bucks on Wednesday.

The Celtics have tried lineups with Baynes and Al Horford, but they have played together for just five minutes combined in the first two. Perhaps that changes against bigger lineups, but the overwhelming majority of Baynes minutes will come as the backup five. He has value in deeper leagues.
Oct 18 - 10:26 PM

Aron Baynes played 19 minutes off the bench and had six points, five rebounds and a block for the Celtics on Tuesday.

He's backing up Al Horford and appears to have a solid handle on the role. He's not worth owning at this point, but one misstep from Horford (injury) and that could change.
Oct 17 - 11:25 PM

Aron Baynes (knee) is available to play on Tuesday vs. Cleveland.

Baynes has been nursing a sore knee but was never in real doubt of missing the season opener. Baynes will serve as the Celtics primary backup at center, and could see additional minutes playing alongside Al Horford when Boston plays Horford at power forward.
Oct 17 - 7:58 PM

Aron Baynes (knee) has resumed practicing without limitations and he's "on track" to play in Tuesday's season opener.

"It’s still day to day, but I’m going to go out on a limb here — literally — and say I should be available," Baynes said. He added that he got scratched in the eye just before hyperextending his knee, but that doesn't seem like a lasting concern. He could start some games for Boston, and is worth a look if you need a big man in leagues with 14+ teams.
Oct 15 - 2:01 PM

Aron Baynes (knee) said he's confident he'll be ready for opening night against the Cavs on Tuesday.

He is still day-to-day with his hyperextended knee and has been out since Monday. Baynes has looked good in his time with the Celtics and he could get close to 20 minutes, especially if the Celtics do choose to use Al Horford at the four in some matchups.
Oct 12 - 6:11 PM

The Celtics are listing Aron Baynes (hyperextended left knee) as day-to-day.

Baynes obviously won't be suiting up for Wednesday's exhibition, and with less than a week to go before the regular season, it looks like there's a chance he might not be available for opening night. If he's not cleared in time for the Celtics season opener on October 17, Al Horford would get all the minutes he could handle, and Guerschon Yabusele would have a good opportunity to get into the rotation. Baynes isn't worth targeting in most leagues.
Oct 11 - 11:23 AM

Celtics coach Brad Stevens said Aron Baynes hyperextended his left knee against the 76ers on Monday.

The Celtics are calling it a sprain for now, but Stevens said he doesn't know the severity. He added that the Celtics will re-evaluate the big man once the swelling subsides. Barring an update, he should be considered questionable for the season opener. If he misses time, Al Horford will have to play more center and the Celtics will use more small-ball lineups.
Oct 9 - 10:08 PM

Aron Baynes suffered a left knee sprain and won't return to Monday's game vs. Philly.

He'll finish with two points, three rebounds and one assist in eight minutes. Baynes was in a lot of pain and walked gingerly back to the locker room, but hopefully we'll get another update after the game. If he's forced to miss any time, the Celtics will play more small ball and guys like Marcus Morris and Jayson Tatum could get a bump.
Oct 9 - 8:53 PM

Aron Baynes said he doesn't care if he starts for the Celtics this season.

Baynes has been starting for Boston during the preseason, but that's mainly been due to the fact that Marcus Morris was away from the team tending to some legal issues. Brad Stevens has hinted that he could mix-and-match his starters this season, so Baynes could certainly see some spot starts against more traditional frontcourts, but he'll likely be playing 15-20 minutes off the bench which won't be enough minutes for him to make a difference in fantasy hoops.
Oct 8 - 5:05 PM

Aron Baynes scored 12 points with five rebounds, one steal and one block in 16 minutes against the 76ers on Friday.

He's played well so far in the preseason and coach Brad Stevens could wind up using Baynes next to Al Horford in certain matchups. With Baynes' shooting touch for a big man, he should find a nice role on his new team with plenty of backup minutes, assuming Baynes doesn't ask coach Brad Stevens if he feels in charge.
Oct 6 - 9:46 PM

Aron Baynes will start in Monday's preseason game against the Hornets.

Marcus Morris is currently away from the team taking care of some legal issues, so head coach Brad Stevens will go with a more traditional frontcourt pairing of Horford and Baynes. We wouldn't say that Morris is a favorite to start at the four-spot for Boston, but we'd like to see him with the club before reading too much into Baynes getting the starting nod at center.
Oct 2 - 5:57 PM

Zach Lowe of ESPN is hearing that Aron Baynes will likely come off the bench for the Celtics.

The Celtics are reportedly leaning towards starting Al Horford at center, so Baynes would be looking at minutes in the high teens to low 20s if that is the case. He's not a standard-league target, but Baynes does have some appeal in very deep leagues. He averaged 4.9 points, 4.4 rebounds and 0.5 blocks in 15.5 minutes per game last season with excellent shooting percentages.
Source: ESPN
Sep 7 - 10:26 AM

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Kyrie Irving
2Terry Rozier
3Kadeem Allen
SG1Marcus Smart
2Jabari Bird
3Abdel Nader
SF1Jaylen Brown
2Semi Ojeleye
3Jonathan Holmes
4Gordon Hayward
PF1Jayson Tatum
2Marcus Morris
3Daniel Theis
4Guerschon Yabusele
C1Al Horford
2Aron Baynes