Aron Baynes

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Aron Baynes
Aron Baynes, John Wall (31692356675).jpg
Baynes guarding John Wall in 2016
No. 46 – Boston Celtics
Position Center / Power forward
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1986-12-09) 9 December 1986 (age 30)
Gisborne, New Zealand
Nationality Australian
Listed height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
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
Playing career 2009–present
Career history
2009–2010 Lietuvos rytas Vilnius
2010–2011 EWE Baskets Oldenburg
2011–2012 Ikaros Kallitheas
2012–2013 Union Olimpija
20132015 San Antonio Spurs
2013 Austin Toros
20152017 Detroit Pistons
2017–present Boston Celtics
Career highlights and awards

Aron John Baynes (born 9 December 1986) is an Australian professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He attended the Australian Institute of Sport in 2005 and played college basketball for Washington State University.[1] His older brother, Callum, also played professional basketball.[2]

Professional career[edit]

Europe (2009–2013)[edit]

On 29 May 2009, Baynes signed a two-year deal with Lietuvos Rytas of the Lithuanian Basketball League.[3][4] In July 2009, he played for the Los Angeles Lakers' Summer League team. Following the 2009–10 season, he parted ways with Lietuvos Rytas.[5]

On 15 July 2010, Baynes signed a two-year deal with EWE Baskets Oldenburg of the German Basketball Bundesliga.[6] In 40 games for Oldenburg in 2010–11, he averaged 6.8 points and 3.7 rebounds per game. On 29 June 2011, he parted ways with Oldenburg.[7]

On 24 August 2011, Baynes signed a one-year deal with Ikaros Kallitheas of the Greek Basket League.[8]

On 1 August 2012, Baynes signed a one-year deal with Union Olimpija of the Slovenian Basketball League.[9] On 5 January 2013, he played his final game for Olimpija, as he later left the team in pursuit of an NBA contract.[10]

San Antonio Spurs (2013–2015)[edit]

On 23 January 2013, Baynes signed with the San Antonio Spurs.[11] In his second NBA game, Baynes recorded seven points, nine rebounds and one block in a 102–78 win over the Charlotte Bobcats.[12] During the 2012–13 season, he was assigned multiple times to the Austin Toros of the NBA Development League.[13] He made his first NBA start in Game 4 of the Spurs' first-round playoff match-up against the Los Angeles Lakers, and was tasked with defending Dwight Howard.[14] 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.[15] He was recalled on 2 December,[16] reassigned on 8 December,[17] and recalled again on 9 December.[18] On 6 May 2014, he recorded playoff career-high numbers of 10 points and seven rebounds in a 116–92 win over the Portland Trail Blazers in Game 1 of the Western Conference semi-finals.[19] Baynes went on to help the Spurs defeat the Miami Heat 4–1 in the 2014 NBA Finals to claim his first NBA championship.

On 26 September 2014, Baynes re-signed with the Spurs.[20] On 20 December 2014, he scored a then career-high 16 points while starting in place of Tim Duncan in a 99–93 loss to the Dallas Mavericks.[21] On 1 April 2015 and 3 April 2015, Baynes had back-to-back 18-point games.[22]

Detroit Pistons (2015–2017)[edit]

On 12 July 2015, Baynes signed with the Detroit Pistons.[23] On 19 March 2016, he scored a career-high 21 points in a 115–103 win over the Brooklyn Nets.[24]

On 14 November 2016, Baynes scored 20 points against the Oklahoma City Thunder while starting in place of Andre Drummond.[25]

Boston Celtics (2017–present)[edit]

On 19 July 2017, Baynes signed with the Boston Celtics.[26] On 8 November 2017, he matched his career high with 21 points in a 107–96 win over the Los Angeles Lakers.[27]

National team career[edit]

Baynes has played for the Australian national team, the Boomers, at the 2010 FIBA World Championship in Turkey, the 2012 Summer Olympics in London,[28] the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup in Spain,[29] and the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. The Boomers' Rio campaign saw them reach the bronze medal match, where they lost to Spain.

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  PIR  Performance Index Rating
 Bold  Career high

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, and regional competition if applicable.

Denotes season in which Baynes won the NBA championship

NBA[edit]

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 .0 .1 3.0
2014–15 San Antonio 70 17 16.0 .566 .250 .865 4.5 .5 .2 .3 6.6
2015–16 Detroit 81 1 15.2 .505 .000 .764 4.7 .6 .3 .6 6.3
2016–17 Detroit 75 2 15.5 .513 .000 .840 4.4 .4 .2 .5 4.9
Career 295 24 14.1 .514 .143 .811 4.1 .5 .2 .4 5.2

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
2014 San Antonio 14 0 7.2 .500 .000 .800 2.2 .0 .2 .0 2.3
2015 San Antonio 4 0 10.0 .300 .000 1.000 2.5 .3 .0 .0 2.3
2016 Detroit 4 0 11.0 .444 .000 .667 2.0 .5 .0 .0 2.5
Career 26 1 8.0 .460 .000 .813 2.1 .1 .1 .0 2.3

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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