Originally written on Project Spurs  |  Last updated 1/29/13
San Antonio Spurs' newest import, Aron Baynes, has played exactly 44 seconds in the NBA and has one turnover as his only official statistic so far.  Despite that auspicious start, Baynes recently told the Spokesman-Review that he's already living the dream, or at least one dream of his. “It was always a goal. I’ve reached one goal but I’ve set many more. It was a process I’ve been working toward and now that I’m here I want to go out, try and earn my spot and do as well as I can,” Baynes said. “It’s not just about being here. I want to be an impact player, go out there and help the team out as much as I can by doing whatever I can to help us compete." Playing time aside, Baynes couldn't have settled into a better situation.  He's got a fellow Aussie in Patty Mills on the team.  He's got his Australian national team coach Brett Brown to help him get up to speed on a playbook he's already familiar with.  On top of all that, he's come to a team mid-season with very little expectations.  Unlike Tiago Splitter, he wasn't drafted by the Spurs and kept overseas for several years picking up accolade after accolade. I don't think we're going to see much of Baynes this season, but I think we're going to see him in Summer League and then some more next season.
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Big Ten coaches opposed to 9-game conference schedule

Winners and losers of the 2015 MLB trade deadline

Hill arrested for reckless driving, clocked going 107 mph

Diamondbacks GM: Padres wanted Goldschmidt for Kimbrel

'Rowdy' Roddy Piper dead at 61

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Mets acquire Yoenis Cespedes from Tigers

Sheldon Richardson escapes felony charges for recent arrest

Lawyer who litigated against NFL: Brady plays every game

Cowboys should sign interested RB Steven Jackson

Jameis Winston confirmed as Buccaneers starting QB

Russell Wilson contract increases likelihood of change

RB signed by Chiefs day after tweeting them highlight video

Evgeni Malkin had real penguins at his birthday party

Pirates do Pirates at deadline: Neat little moves

Jonathan Papelbon thinks he became ‘scapegoat’ for Phillies

Padres don’t sell at trade deadline, reportedly because AJ Preller still believes in team

First photos of Jason Pierre-Paul’s injured hand emerge

Stop kvetching about Notre Dame, please

Rebuttal banner supporting Tom Brady flies over Pats practice

Ranking the NFL’s 32 head coaches

LeSean McCoy cancels party, but it wasn't some 'weird orgy'

Redskins making huge mistake by signing Galette

New Blue Jay David Price got a flat tire on his way to Toronto

NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Winners and losers of the 2015 MLB trade deadline

Pirates do Pirates at deadline: Neat little moves

Mets acquire Cespedes from Tigers

Ranking the NFL’s 32 head coaches

Five worst baseball trades since 2000

Examining the state of the NFL

Puig: Broke out of slump by playing baseball video games

Braves dump risk, exchange it for risk

David Price traded to Blue Jays

The indefensible Hulk Hogan

Cole Hamels chose Rangers over Astros

Can Preller fix the mess in San Diego?

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker