Originally posted on Project Spurs  |  Last updated 1/24/13
Now that Aron Baynes is officially a member of the San Antonio Spurs, their fans can now get excited to what he can bring to the team. While it seems that the Spurs swooped in and lured him to the NBA, there was also some competition for his services. As Darren Wolfson tweeted, another team was making a push to sign the Australian center: #Twolves were in on Australian center Aron Baynes early (good Euroleague #s), but the Spurs have personal connections to him & guaranteed $. (@DarrenWolfson) It's no secret that the Minnesota Timberwolves are usually interested in every free agent that's available, this doesn't come too much of a surprise. The bigger surprise is that a championship contender in San Antonio made an aggressive pitch with guaranteed money while some other team could have offered him more money and years to go with it. In the end, there were many factors that most likely played a part in his decision. From a basketball standpoint, San Antonio is competing
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