HoopsHype Aron Baynes rumors

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The San Antonio Spurs today announced that they have recalled center Aron Baynes from the Austin Toros of the NBA Development League. Baynes, who recently made his fifth stint with the Toros this season, has appeared in 11 games with Austin, averaging 13.9 points and 8.7 rebounds in 26.9 minutes. This past weekend, the center averaged 21.5 points and 12.0 rebounds in two starts against the Rio Grande Valley Vipers. NBA.com

April 5, 2013 Updates

The San Antonio Spurs today announced that they have assigned center Aron Baynes to the Austin Toros of the NBA Development League. Baynes, who will be making his fifth stint with the Toros this season, has appeared in nine games with Austin, averaging 12.2 points and 8.0 rebounds in 25.4 minutes. NBA.com

March 15, 2013 Updates

The San Antonio Spurs today announced that they have assigned center Aron Baynes and guard Nando De Colo to the Austin Toros of the NBA Development League. Baynes, who is making his third stint with the Toros this season, has appeared in three games for Austin, averaging 17.3 points, 9.0 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 26.7 minutes. The Australian native has played in 11 games this season with the Spurs since being signed on Jan. 23, averaging 2.2 points and 1.4 rebounds in 6.6 minutes. NBA.com

February 1, 2013 Updates

Aron Baynes earned the first of what will likely be multiple assignments with the Austin Toros on Friday. (AP) Australian center Aron Baynes has been assigned to the Austin Toros of the NBA Developmental League, the Spurs announced Friday. It is the first of what will likely be multiple assignments for Baynes, who has played in two games for the Spurs since signing on Jan. 23 from Union Olimpija in Slovenia. San Antonio Express-News

The San Antonio Spurs today announced that they have assigned Aron Baynes to the Austin Toros of the NBA Development League. This is Baynes’ first assignment to the Toros since being signed by the Spurs on January 23. He has appeared in two games for the Silver and Black, averaging 3.5 points and 4.5 rebounds in 9.5 minutes. NBA.com

January 27, 2013 Updates
January 25, 2013 Updates

Before Australian center Aron Baynes signed a multi-year deal with the Spurs earlier in the week, the Wolves were in the mix. But the combination of the Wolves' injuries, the need for more immediate help and Baynes' relationship with Spurs guard Patty Mills and assistant coach Brett Brown made it an easy call. 1500 ESPN

January 24, 2013 Updates

There were numerous NBA teams willing to bring you over, why did you choose the Spurs? Aron Baynes: "The Spurs are one of the most respected and professional organizations in the world. This is a good situation for me to get into and learn from some of the best coaches and players in the world. Also, they have a promising history of taking foreign talent and working with them to produce high-quality NBA players." Sportando

January 23, 2013 Updates

The San Antonio Spurs today announced that they have signed center Aron Baynes. Per club policy, terms of the contract were not announced. Born in Gisborne, New Zealand, Baynes most recently played for Union Olimpija of the Slovenian Basketball League in 2012-13. In 10 games he averaged 13.8 points and 9.8 rebounds in 26.2 minutes. NBA.com

Baynes, 6-10/260, began his professional career in 2009-10 playing for Lietuvos Rytas of the Lithuanian Basketball League, a squad that went on to win the Lithuanian National Championship. In 2010-11 he played in Germany for EWE Baskets Oldenburg before joining Ikaros Kallitheas in Greece the following season. In the summer of 2010 Baynes was named to the Australian senior national team and competed at the 2010 FIBA World Championship in Turkey. Baynes then represented Australia at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, where he averaged 7.5 points and 3.3 rebounds while shooting .656 (21-32) from the floor. NBA.com

January 18, 2013 Updates
January 9, 2013 Updates

Still awaiting official word on this as of 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday morning, but there are multiple reports trickling out of Europe that the Spurs, in true out-of-left field Spurs fashion, have signed New Zealand center Aron Baynes to a multi-year deal. Baynes had been playing well in the Slovenian league, averaging 13.8 points and 9.8 rebounds with Union Olimpija — incidentally, the same club Danny Green played for in 2011. Listed at 6-10, 250 pounds in college, Baynes averaged 8.7 points and 5.4 rebounds in four seasons at Washington State. San Antonio Express-News

Marc Stein: Spurs working to complete buyout of Baynes. Emerging big man didn't play much in Olympics but Spurs' Brett Brown worked w/him as Aussie HC Twitter @ESPNSteinLine

November 9, 2012 Updates

According to his agent, Baynes' performances have caught the eyes of several NBA general-managers. "There are two Western Conference teams closely following Aron, and after four rounds of Euroleague, there has been much more serious enquiries and interest shown," Moldovan commented. Specifying on what exactly attracts NBA teams to Baynes, Moldovan said, "they love the that he's a good free throw shooter (68% in Euroleague), which is rare for bigs in the NBA. Because Aron started playing ball so late, he is only now coming to his peak. Judging by the way he's playing now and the interest I'm getting -- the NBA is his next step -- it's now just a matter of finding the right fit for him," he said. Sportando

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