Aron Baynes Rumors

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Aron Baynes
Aron Baynes
Position: C
Born: 12/09/86
Height: 6-10 / 2.08
Weight:259 lbs. / 117.9 kg.
Salary: $5,193,600
But Baynes, now in his sixth year as an NBA player, knows what it takes to be a pro. He said he has been working on his conditioning (his 3-point shot continues to be an area of improvement, although he maintains that it isn’t a focus, since “I know that’s not where my bread’s buttered”). If Williams wants to look to a professional to learn how his NBA career can be long and productive, he could a lot worse than Baynes. Baynes, however, isn’t worried about the 20-year-old.
Baynes: “To be honest, (Williams) got a great work ethic, and that’s what I do,” Baynes said. “I try to go out there and lead by example. He’s really been keying on what he needs to do, and he’s not focused on grinding out stupid amounts of time on the court, he’s about getting his body right as well, which is one of the things everyone’s talked about holding him back over the summertime. But right now he’s doing everything he needs to do to be successful.”
The rest of the Celtics don’t need the motivation of a veteran. The returning players have last year’s failure in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals nipping at their heels, or (in the case of Kyrie Irving, Gordon Hayward and Daniel Theis) the disappointment of a season-ending injury. “I think it’s one of those things that everybody’s still (got a) pretty bitter taste in everyone’s mouth,” Baynes said. “We all know what we want to do. Everybody was pretty locked in over the course of the summer when everybody stopped in. Nobody’s really taken a back step. Everybody’s in great shape. That’s gonna propel us into a good preseason, and hopefully that translates into a great season as well.”