Found January 11, 2013 on
To say Andrew Gaze, former San Antonio Spurs guard on their 1999 championship roster, is excited for his countryman Aron Baynes signing with the San Antonio Spurs would be an understatement.
He's not only excited, but he also is giving us a look at what type of player and person Baynes is. In an interview with Smh.com.au, Gaze indirectly tells us how Aron will be a perfect fit to the team from the get go.
''They don't recruit dills...Personality and team ethos is just as important to them as the ability to make a jump shot or get a rebound. They don't tolerate stupidity or those who don't buy into their system."
Baynes seems to be the perfect player for this team with that description.
The Spurs are a team without ego and selfishness, something that's top priority with the organization and head coach Gregg Popovich. While we don't know how his skills will actually translate in the big stage of the NBA, Gaze gives us his description of Baynes' game for those who haven't seen him.
''He is a strong talent with good size and more importantly he has tremendous athleticism for a big guy and runs the floor really well."
The Spurs are always looking for athletic strong guys to help Tim Duncan out in the post.
The team has had trouble dangling around the back end of the bench with Matt Bonner and DeJuan Blair because they both bring in different qualities to the team. Baynes might bring in what both of them bring and may make the Spurs more dangerous with a solidified rotation, even if it's in the middle of the season.
Even though Baynes is coming into a situation with a new team and big expectations to help a team win a championship, he'll be around a core and team that's played alongside each other very well so he his transition can be smoother without having to do too much or carry the team.
Throughout the article, Gaze mentions this move as a "blessing from the hoop gods" for Baynes, but what's been reported so far, this seems to be a blessing for both sides.
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Stephen Jackson had 14 points in a San Antonio Spurs win against the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday night. If you saw the game, that good performance Jackson had was overshadowed by him losing his cool in the 4th quarter with less than four minutes to go.
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SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Tony Parker scored 24 points and the San Antonio Spurs handed the slumping Los Angeles Lakers their fifth straight loss with a 108-105 victory Wednesday night.
Manu Ginobili added 19 points and Tiago Splitter and Stephen Jackson had 14 each for San Antonio, which has won 11 straight at home.
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As Project Spurs reported, Aron Baynes is heading to join the San Antonio Spurs. With new information from the DailyTelegraph.com.au, it appears the signing is all but official. His team, Union Olimpija, has wished him good luck in his new endeavors:
Thank you for everything and good luck - @aronbaynes! (@Union Olimpijia)
The site is also reporting about the contract...
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It was a phenomenal game last night between the San Antonio Spurs and Memphis Grizzlies last night with both teams not backing down to each other.
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Check out TP's clutch shot from last night's game.
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Look out below, Rudy Gay soars over a frightened Manu Ginobili for the big time jam en route to a 3 point win over the Spurs on Friday night:
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