Aron Baynes

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Aron Baynes
Aron Baynes in 2008 WSU-UCLA game.jpg
Baynes with Washington State in 2008
No. 16 – San Antonio Spurs
Position Center / Power forward
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1986-12-09) 9 December 1986 (age 27)
Gisborne, New Zealand
Nationality Australian
Listed height 6 ft 10 in (208 cm)
Listed weight 260 lb (118 kg)
Career information
High school Mareeba State (Mareeba, Queensland)
Cairns State (Cairns, Queensland)
College Washington State (2005–2009)
NBA draft 2009 / Undrafted
Pro playing career 2009–present
Career history
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
  • LKL Dunk champion (2010)
  • LKF Cup champion (2010)
  • LKL champion (2010)

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[1] and played college basketball at Washington State University.

Professional career[edit]

After going undrafted in the 2009 NBA draft, he joined the Los Angeles Lakers for the 2009 NBA Summer League. He later signed his first professional contract with Lietuvos Rytas of Lithuania for the 2009–10 season.[2]

In July 2010, he signed a two-year deal with EWE Baskets Oldenburg of Germany.[3] In 40 games, he averaged 6.8ppg and 3.7rpg. In June 2011, he left Oldenburg.[4]

In August 2011, he signed with Ikaros Kallitheas of Greece for the 2011–12 season.[5]

On 1 August 2012, Baynes signed with Union Olimpija of Slovenia.[6] In early January 2013, he left Olimpija to pursue an NBA career.[7]

On January 23, 2013, Baynes signed with the San Antonio Spurs.[8] In his second NBA game, Baynes recorded 7 points, 9 rebounds and 1 block in a 102–78 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats.[9] The Spurs assigned him to the Austin Toros of the NBA D-League several times over the course of the season.[10] Baynes made his first NBA career start in Game 4 of the first round in the playoffs against the Los Angeles Lakers, and was tasked to defend Dwight Howard.[11]

On December 1, 2013, he was re-assigned to the Austin Toros.[12] He was recalled the next day.[13] On December 8, 2013, he was re-assigned to the Toros.[14] He was recalled the next day.[15]

International career[edit]

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 senior men's Australian national team in the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games. Although he only averaged 12 minutes a game, Baynes finished as the Boomers' fifth-leading scorer, and had averages of 7.5 points, 3.3 rebounds, and an impressive 65% field-goal accuracy.[16]

Career statistics[edit]

Legend
  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  Bold  Career high

NBA regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2012–13 San Antonio 16 0 8.8 .500 .000 .583 2.0 .3 .1 .4 2.7
2013–14 San Antonio 53 4 9.3 .436 .000 .905 2.7 .6 .000 .1 3.0
Career 69 4 9.2 .447 .000 .788 2.6 .6 .000 .2 3.0

NBA playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2013 San Antonio 4 1 5.8 .571 .000 .000 1.3 .0 .0 .0 2.0
Career 4 1 5.8 .571 .000 .000 1.3 .0 .0 .0 2.0

Euroleague[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2009–10 Lietuvos Rytas 10 8 13.3 .511 .000 .643 3.0 .2 .4 .9 5.5 3.0
2012–13 Union Olimpija 10 10 26.2 .587 .000 .698 9.8 .5 .5 .5 13.8 18.2
Career 20 18 19.8 .562 .000 .684 6.4 .4 .5 .7 9.7 10.6

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