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The San Antonio Spurs have assigned center Aron Baynes to their D-League affiliate Austin Toros.
This is Baynes’ first assignment to the Toros since being signed by the Spurs on January 23. He has appeared in two games for the Silver and Black, averaging 3.5 points and 4.5 rebounds in 9.5 minutes.
Baynes will join the Toros in Bakersfield tonight for Austin’s weekend set against the Jam.
Baynes played significant minutes in the Spurs' recent win over the Bobcats finishing with 7 points, 1 block and 9 rebounds in 17 minutes of action.
However, seeing how he was added to the team mid-way through the season, without the benefit of a full training camp and preseason, any amount of time learning the Spurs' system is beneficial to his development. Similar to how the Spurs have been sending Nando De Colo back-and-forth to Austin in order to get time on the court and immerse himself in the Spurs' system.
Moreover, after the Spurs' win over Charlotte, coach Gregg Popovich commented Baynes was winded and playing with the Toros tonight will help with his conditioning.
Also, with Tim Duncan set to make his return to the court tomorrow versus Washington, it could be just a way to make roster space as well.
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If the Tim Duncan news wasn't bad enough for San Antonio Spurs fans, there's more. Apparently Aron Baynes had an injury during his game with the Austin Toros tonight:
Baynes just tweaked his knee or ankle. He just headed to the bench limping. #Spurs #Toros (@24writer)
Hopefully it's not too serious as the Spurs will need him to spot Duncan a few games with his...
Aron Baynes' first real game with the San Antonio Spurs took place against the Charlotte Bobcats and the young Aussie big man showed flashes of what he can bring to the team. This was Baynes' first game with the real core of the team in meaningful minutes and he did not disappoint.
Although still learning the Spurs' ways, he showed enough to give Spurs fans some hope...
San Antonio Spurs' Tim Duncan may be showcasing his special All-Star edition Adidas "Crazy Fast" sneakers for next month's All-Star Game in Houston but his teammate, Stephen Jackson, has his own customized pair of sneakers he like to show off s well.
Jackson sat with NikeUrbn.com and spoke on why he is wearing all customized Air Jordan Spizikes this season...
San Antonio Spurs All-Star Tim Duncan sprained his left knee and right ankle after getting tangled with an opponent and had to be helped off the court in the first half of Saturday night's game against the Wizards.
The severity of the injury was not immediately known, though the team announced it was a sprain and that Duncan would not return to the game.
Duncan lay on the court...
San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan expects to be back Sunday when the Spurs take on the Washington Wizards. Duncan's expected return time was posted on Spurs.com. Duncan has missed the previous four games with a sore knee. Even in his absence, the team has gone 4-0. With that, the Spurs are atop of the Western Conference with an incredible record of 37-11.Duncan's production...
San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich will coach the Western Conference All-Stars for the third time in his career.
Popovich earned the spot after San Antonio beat Charlotte 102-78 on Wednesday, ensuring the Spurs (37-11, .771) will have the best record in the West through games played Sunday.
The Oklahoma City Thunder's Scott Brooks was not eligible to coach in this year...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- San Antonio Spurs All-Star Tim Duncan sprained his left knee and right ankle after getting tangled with an opponent and had to be helped off the court in the first half of Saturday night's game against the Wizards.
The severity of the injury was not immediately known, though the team announced it was a sprain and that Duncan would not return to the game....
We've posted some pretty strange compilation videos over the years on this website but I don't we've posted one like this.Apparently, one intrepid YouTuber decided to put together a compilation of Spurs forward Tim Duncan throwing outlet passes.Then, he added some smooth music and the "Tim Duncan Outlet Pass" mixtape was born: (Courtesy of With Leather)
Manu Ginobili has shown San Antonio Spurs fans some pretty nifty passes throughout his career in a silver and black uniform. He's gotten older and lost his quickness throughout the years, but he's still one of the smartest minds on the court. He showed that against the Charlotte Bobcats with a ridiculously perfect no-look behind the back pass to Danny Green for a three point...
The San Antonio Spurs pasted the Bobcats last night 102-78 led by Tony Parker's 22 points and two of TP's posts was done in style.
After a steal by Tiago Splitter, Parker was off to the races and heading to the paint. The only person standing between him and the rim was Kemba Walker. However, this is Parker we are talking about. You know, the crafty veteran guard who...
SAN ANTONIO -- The San Antonio Spurs, led by Tony Parker's 19 points, held the lead the entire way and beat the Washington Wizards 96-86 Saturday night at the AT&T Center. However, they may have lost forward Tim Duncan to a knee injury for an specified length of time. Leading 40-23 in the second quarter, Washington's Martell Webster fell into Duncan, who crumpled to...
The San Antonio Spurs (38-11) cruised to a 96-86 win over the Washington Wizards (11-34) en route to their 18th win at home, however, lost Tim Duncan to injury. Duncan suffered a right ankle sprain and left knee sprain in the first half and did not return to the court. No word yet on how long Duncan will be sidelined as the team is about to embark on their annual Rodeo Road Trip...
Tim Duncan sprained his left knee and right ankle in the first half of the San Antonio Spurs' 96-86 victory over the Washington Wizards on Saturday night.
Tony Parker scored 19 points, Danny Green added 15 and Tiago Splitter had 12 for San Antonio (38-11), which has won 18 straight at home.
John Wall scored 21 points and Martell Webster had 14 for Washington (11-35), which...
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The San Antonio Spurs and Washington Wizards got things going at the AT&T Center in a East meets West clash. However, it would be a daunting task for the Wizards to escape San Antonio with a win. Washington has lost 12 games in the Alamo City heading into tonight's contest.
However, if the Spurs are to win this game they would have to do it without Tim Duncan who suffered...