I'd say Baynes has more upside than Tiago. He has a jump shot that is developing and has better feet than Tiago,'tho he is still learning. Remember the 1st 2 years for Tiago ? Many fouls, out of position often, beaten off the dribble consistently, etc
Baynes came in mid season from a Euro league, give him time.
Premature to do this kind of thing (ranking). We're dealing with too little data on Baynes and Pendergraph as well as Mills and I would add De Colo since Spurs are moving him off the ball now. De Colo gets minutes how? Behind Danny, Manu and Belinelli? If they put him back at the 1, he's fighting for minutes after TP with PM and CJ. I think more factors have to be considered to rank-namely upside and how that player can contribute to the team and in the system. Do this ranking thing mid-season. As far as upside goes I like Baynes. We need an enforcer. And, to be fair, I think another factor would be regular season productivity and post-season productivity. Bonner is a classic regular season guy, but a ghost in the playoffs for the most part. Baynes could develop into a reliable reliever for TD or Tiago who bangs, protects the rim and grabs boards. Tiago can't protect the rim and doesn't rebound well. I dunno. Props to you for coming up with a clever article during a down time in the NBA, but too premature, which is why I won't say I believe Kawhi should be #2 or 3 because he came of age in the playoffs. Need to see if he keeps elevating his game next year. That's my 'for what it's worth' opinion
14 Baynes (A bruising big that should block someone's shot)
13 Mills (A smaller, quicker, younger-ish Gary Neal, with fullcourt breakaway speed)
12 Bonner (A floor spacing sniper, with a high offensive/defensive IQ but he just cant-get-there-in-time)
11 De Colo (A fancy passing ball-handler with the ability to create turnovers for both teams on the court)
10 Pendergraph (A big that's athletic, potential block/rebound advantage and maybe a young McDyess role on O)
09 Joseph (Another high IQ ball-mover, defensive size at PG and potential efficient offensive numbers)
08 Belinelli (A mid-range lay-up and creative playmaker with a bit more size/instinct than Gary Neal)
07 Splitter (a living screen with good hands and quickness, nice first-impression post moves and tallness under the basket)
06 Diaw (Another fancy passer with high IQ/instincts on O&D, strong post defense but too giving and too heavy)
05 Green (Defense + 3 pointers - slashing ability)
04 Leonard (Defense + 3s + inside scoring + REBOUNDS!)
03 Ginobili (Backup QB)
02 Duncan (Defensive anchor + rebounds)
01 Parker (starting duel-threat QB)
Sounds right never liked bayne ability when guard penetrate theyll just go rite pass him his too slow and doesnt move his feet well
That's fair, considering he has not been properly battle tested. But earning minutes in the playoffs ahead of DeJuan Blair shows that the Spurs do have confidence in him.
@jojo707 Good word. And Tiago has approximately a 3 inch vertical. Baynes has hops. Baynes has some serious muscle as well. Great take. When it comes to guys who are close to 7 feet and are carved out of stone, like to bang and have hops...you're patient with those guys.
@SpursAllDay11 I guess sending Howard packing doesn't count for much.
He didnt send howard packibg if you recall it was a whole team effort when howard got the ball everyone collapsed on it. Bynes only played a part.
@SpursAllDay11 Doesn't take much to excite me. I like a brick wall for all the bigs I see teams recruiting this off season