Originally posted on Project Spurs  |  Last updated 7/22/13
The start of the Summer League wasn’t ideal for San Antonio Spurs big man Aron Baynes. He had a disappointing first game and needed to bounce back in the following games in order to show the improvement he has made this offseason.   Baynes did just that by averaging 12 points and 10.5 rebounds per game over his 4 games in Las Vegas. His individual post defense on Toronto Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas, who was touted as the best big man in the Summer League, was better than anyone else who was matched up with him over this week. Baynes effectively established his size inside against other teams’ big men. He was a force on the inside and continually crashed the offensive glass.   People were finally able to see the full array of offensive moves that Baynes has in his arsenal. When given the chance to work in the post, Baynes showed his ability to finish with both right and left hooks.   It’s rare to see a big man who is actually comfortable finishing with ...
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