Aron Baynes

Aron Baynes (DET) “I Was Born in the Darkness” | “House of Bayne” nike

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DET Center: 6’10, 260 lbs; 6th year, Washington State 

NBA Role: bruising pivot • UnderDOG

Aron Baynes, a colossal, Australian pivot, uses his big body to gain deep standing before going to work in the paint; plays rough & tough Aussie-rules basketball – no matter what you do, he’ll get to his spot for a quick hook & doesn’t shy away from sending the occasional “message” foul; struggles with defensive rotations, though Baynes has shown improvement with verticality; more of a throwback pivot who prefers gettin’ gritty near the rim instead of popping out for Js – though improving range* coulddd create even more lineup opportunities under Stan Van Gundy (Baynes passes well, complements shooting bigs like Jon Leuer & Marcus Morris); ‘discovered’ by the San Antonio Spurs (who else?) in 2012 – now, Aron brings championship experience to SVG’s second unit

*45% career shooter from midrange (10-15 ft.)

Signature Shot: righty hook

(*factory setting*) NBA 2K17 Rating: 75


Couple DOG Facts:

Photo Shape Editor:

  • Career: 5.2 points/game, 4.1 rebounds/game, 51% FG
  • NBA Champion (2014) LOB
  • Played in a career-high 81 games (2015-16)
  • Epic Halloween costume a couple of years back