It's official San Antonio Spurs fans, the team has signed center Aron Baynes:
[Press release] Spurs sign Aron Baynes: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.
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.Baynes played collegiately at Washington State from 2005-09, where in 122 career games he averaged 8.7 points and 5.4 rebounds in 22.0 minutes.Baynes will wear No.16 for the Silver and Black.
This news doesn't come as a shocker as it was reported that the Spurs were signing him and he was on his way to San Antonio last week. Now Spurs fans can be excited to see a young player mixed in with this team. Baynes' aggression on both ends of the floor is something that the Spurs are desperately looking for off the bench.
I know it'd be extremely quick and they probably haven't even made his actual jersey yet, but y'all think we'll see him tonight considering Tim and Kawhi are out?
@growndhawgg Good Question.
I highly doubt we will see him tonight. Tim and Kawhi may be out, but the Spurs still have Jackson, Diaw, Splitter, Blair and Bonner. Manu Ginobili we will see tonight though.