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Aron Baynes

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Position  Center / Power forward
Listed weight  260 lb (118 kg)
Weight  115 kg
Height  2.08 m
Nationality  Australian
Role  Basketball player
League  NBA
Name  Aron Baynes

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Born  9 December 1986 (age 29) Gisborne, New Zealand (1986-12-09)
College  Washington State (2005–2009)
Current team  Detroit Pistons (#12 / Power forward, Center)
Education  Cairns State High School (2004–2005)
Parents  Barbara Baynes, Marton Baynes
Similar People  Patty Mills, Cory Joseph, Tiago Splitter, Marco Belinelli, Matt Bonner

Listed height  6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)

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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. His older brother, Callum, also played professional basketball.


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Europe (2009–2013)

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

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On 15 July 2010, Baynes signed a two-year deal with EWE Baskets Oldenburg of the German Basketball Bundesliga. 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.

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

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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.

San Antonio Spurs (2013–2015)

On 23 January 2013, Baynes signed with the San Antonio Spurs. In his second NBA game, Baynes recorded seven points, nine rebounds and one block in a 102–78 win over the Charlotte Bobcats. During the 2012–13 season, he was assigned multiple times to the Austin Toros of the NBA Development League. 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. 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 seven rebounds in a 116–92 win over the Portland Trail Blazers in Game 1 of the Western Conference semi-finals. 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. 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. On 1 April 2015 and 3 April 2015, Baynes had back-to-back 18-point games.

Detroit Pistons (2015–2017)

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

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

Boston Celtics (2017–present)

On 19 July 2017, Baynes signed with the Boston Celtics.

National team career

Baynes has played for the Australian national team, the Boomers, at the 2010 FIBA World Championship in Turkey, the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup in Spain, 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

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.


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