I have to agree with your assessment of Baynes. He already has play off game experience this past season as Splitter was hobbling and Baynes did really pretty good on Dwight Howard. He had weak side help and team defense helping as LA couldn't shoot from outside, so Spurs were able to sag in and help Baynes on Howard. Nevertheless he showed good footwork, timing, strength and contesting with his long arms against the best big in the game. Not a bad calling card so far for Baynes. He needs to learn nuances, but that comes from being on the court. I think his pic and roll needs work. He can pic well, but doesn't have the feel yet for rolling effectively to the bucket for a possible feed and finish like Tiago, who is superior in that regard. I know he can give a few minutes a game to make us more formidable on the boards and not giving up so many easy inside drives and buckets. How many minutes? Ask Pop during season. Good and fair article.