Baynes with Washington State in 2008
|No. 16 – San Antonio Spurs|
|Position||Center / Power forward|
9 December 1986 |
Gisborne, New Zealand
|Listed height||6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)|
|Listed weight||260 lb (118 kg)|
|High school||Mareeba State (Mareeba, Queensland)
Cairns State (Cairns, Queensland)
|College||Washington State (2005–2009)|
|NBA draft||2009 / Undrafted|
|2009–2010||Lietuvos Rytas (Lithuania)|
|2010–2011||EWE Baskets Oldenburg (Germany)|
|2011–2012||Ikaros Kallitheas (Greece)|
|2012–2013||Union Olimpija (Slovenia)|
|2013–present||San Antonio Spurs|
|2013||→Austin Toros (D-League)|
|Career highlights and awards|
Aron John Baynes (born 9 December 1986) is an Australian professional basketball player who currently plays for the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He attended the Australian Institute of Sport in 2005 and played college basketball for Washington State University. His older brother, Callum, also played professional basketball.
On 1 June 2009, Baynes signed a two-year deal with Lietuvos Rytas of the Lithuanian Basketball League. In July 2009, he joined the Los Angeles Lakers for the 2009 NBA Summer League where he averaged 2.0 points and 2.8 rebounds in five games. Following the 2009–10 season, he parted ways with Lietuvos Ryta.
On 15 July 2010, Baynes signed a two-year deal with EWE Baskets Oldenburg of the Basketball Bundesliga. In 40 games, he averaged 6.8 points and 3.7 rebounds per game. On 29 June 2011, he parted ways with Oldenburg.
On 1 August 2012, Baynes signed a one-year deal with Union Olimpija of the Slovenian Basketball League. On 5 January 2013, he played his final game for Olimpija as he later left the team in pursuit of an NBA contract.
On 23 January 2013, Baynes signed with the San Antonio Spurs. In his second NBA game, Baynes recorded 7 points, 9 rebounds and 1 block in a 102–78 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats. During the 2012–13 season, he was assigned multiple times to Austin Toros of the NBA Development League. He made his first NBA career start in Game 4 of the Spurs' first round playoff match-up against the Los Angeles Lakers, and was tasked with defending Dwight Howard. The Spurs went on to reach the 2013 NBA Finals, but lost the series in seven games to the Miami Heat.
On 1 December 2013, Baynes was reassigned to the Austin Toros. He was recalled on 2 December, reassigned on 8 December and recalled again on 9 December. On 6 May 2014, he recorded playoff career high numbers of 10 points and 7 rebounds in a 116-92 win over the Portland Trail Blazers in Game 1 of the Western Conference semi-finals. On 15 June 2014, Baynes won his first NBA championship after the Spurs defeated the Miami Heat 4 games to 1 in the 2014 NBA Finals.
In the summer of 2010, Baynes was named to the Australian senior men's national team to play at the 2010 FIBA World Championship in Turkey. Baynes also played for the Boomers at the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games. Although he only averaged 12 minutes per game, Baynes finished as the team's fifth-leading scorer, and had averages of 7.5 points, 3.3 rebounds, and an impressive .65 field goal percentage.
|GP||Games played||GS||Games started||MPG||Minutes per game|
|FG%||Field-goal percentage||3P%||3-point field-goal percentage||FT%||Free-throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||PIR||Performance Index Rating|
Note: The Euroleague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season, he also played in domestic competition.
- London 2012 – Aron Baynes
- Improbable Journey From Down Under
- Lietuvos Rytas tabs center Baynes
- Lietuvos Rytas goes big with Baynes
- Five players will leave Lietuvos Rytas
- Aron Baynes inks with Oldenburg
- Aaron Baynes leaves Oldenburg
- Ikaros gets Aron Bynes
- "Union Olimpija also lands Baynes". Euroleague.net. 1 August 2012. Retrieved 9 September 2012.
- Aron Baynes close to sign a multi-year deal with the Spurs
- Spurs Sign Aron Baynes
- Notebook: Spurs 102, Bobcats 78
- 2012-13 NBA Assignments
- Notebook: Spurs 103, Lakers 82
- Spurs Assign Baynes and De Colo to Austin Toros
- Spurs Recall Baynes and De Colo
- Spurs Assign Baynes, De Colo and Thomas to Toros
- Spurs Recall Baynes and De Colo from Toros
- Tony Parker scores 33 as Spurs take Game 1 with rout of Blazers
- Spurs Re-Sign Aron Baynes
- Ellis leads Mavericks over Spurs 99-93
- Aron Baynes – 2012 Olympic Men
- 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup – Aron Baynes
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- Euroleague.net Profile
- Sports-Reference.com Profile
- London Olympics Profile