Do the San Antonio Spurs have more than enough depth?

One of the major (and only?) concerns the San Antonio Spurs face heading into the 2016 season is how they'll deal with disrupted continuity. Gone are trusty bench players like Cory Joseph, Marco Belinelli, Aron Baynes and starting center Tiago Splitter. Will their replacements pick up Gregg Popovich's system on both ends of the floor? Will they have chemistry with the holdovers...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Aron Baynes on why he chose Detroit

Former San Antonio Spurs center Aron Baynes made waves around the league when he signed with the Detroit Pistons for a three-year deal worth as much as $20 million. Was it all about the money for Baynes, though? He recently told Keith Langlois of the reasons why he came to Detroit:“You have to weigh all those options and figure out what’s the best spot,” Baynes...
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August 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Pistons Stan Van Gundy thinks Aron Baynes has more to show

The Detroit Pistons signing Aron Baynes may have raised some eyebrows around the league. Baynes, the former San Antonio Spurs reserve, was signed to a three-year deal worth $20 million, even though the Pistons already have a starting center in Andre Drummond.Head coach Stan Van Gundy is optimistic that Baynes will show off more than he did in limited time with the Spurs, however...
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August 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Bidding Against Yourself: Free Agent Deals that Exceeded the Market

What can be difficult to remember in free agency is that players on bad contracts aren't necessarily bad players. It could just be that their contract for a specific team at a specific time outweighs their on-court contributions. All three of the players I'm about to discuss are good NBA players—they deserve their spots in the league. What I'm not sure about, though, is if the...
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July 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Pistons introduce Baynes after postponing news conference

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) -- Aron Baynes had to delay his official introduction with the Detroit Pistons. The news conference was initially set for Saturday, and then it was rescheduled for Sunday. The reason: Baynes had some sort of reaction after taking medication to help with a stress test. "If we had put him in front of you (Saturday) you would have thought, 'What the heck are...
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July 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Spurs sign 7-3 center from the Euroleague

San Antonio's frontcourt depth was a bit thin last week, despite adding LaMarcus Aldridge and David West. They lost Aron Baynes and Tiago Splitter, two bigs who understand San Antonio's system. With Tim Duncan one year older, they needed another center. According to the San Antonio Express-News, they found him, Serbian Boban Marjanovic:"At a legitimate 7-foot-3, the 26-year-old...
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July 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons: Trade and free agency reaction

Less than 48 hours into NBA free agency, and the Detroit Pistons have already added four new faces to their roster. After the Pistons failed to bring in Danny Green or DeMarre Carroll, two of the Pistons’ biggest offseason targets, the Pistons went after their second biggest offseason need, rim protection.  The Pistons were able to add another player to the rotation, when they...
July 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Pistons sign Aron Baynes away from Spurs

The San Antonio Spurs are reportedly a tad lighter in the frontcourt. Aron Baynes, their stable fourth big over the past couple seasons, has moved on to Detroit, where he'll presumably grab a larger role backing up Pistons franchise center Andre Drummond.Baynes nearly doubled most of his per game averages last year, appearing in 70 games before getting shredded by Blake Griffin in...
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July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Baynes to sign with Pistons

According to Marc Stein of, Spurs free agent center Aron Baynes has reached a verbal agreement on a three year deal with the Detroit Pistons. ESPN sources say Pistons have struck verbal agreement w/Aron Baynes to sign C away from Spurs on three-year deal (player option after YR 2) — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine)
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July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Aron Baynes, Pistons Agree Upon Three-Year Deal

Aron Baynes and the Detroit Pistons have agreed upon a multi-year contract worth as much as $20 million over three years. Baynes has been with the San Antonio Spurs since 2013.
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July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Spurs looking to sign Sasha Kahn

There's nothing like height on a basketball team. Smart teams understand that they can't have too much of it, and the San Antonio Spurs are a smart team.With Aron Baynes entering restricted free agency, Jeff Ayres coming off the books, Tim Duncan's future up in the air and Tiago Splitter's contract representing their biggest trade chip, there's a chance San Antonio's frontcourt depth...
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June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Aron Baynes talks about his upcoming free agency

Aron Baynes' season ended in traumatic fashion, with the San Antonio Spurs getting eliminated in the first round, him getting dunked on viciously by Blake Griffin and then getting caught on camera getting dragged out of an L.A. club by Tim Duncan and a few of his other teammates.But it's the offseason now, and Baynes has bigger fish to fry. The free agent plans to play for the Australian...
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June 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Baynes discusses free agency, growth

San Antonio Spurs center Aron Baynes finds himself in a similar situation this offseason. For the second consecutive decision, Baynes is a free agent and his future in San Antonio is up in the air. With the Hail Mary the Spurs are trying to pull off in wooing one of their preferred free agent bigs […]
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June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

How would Spurs replace Aron Baynes?

Aron Baynes is a solid fourth NBA big man. Nothing more, nothing less. Re-signing him barely cracks San Antonio's summer to-do list, but if they do in fact let him go, a replacement is necessary. Here's what a couple writers over on SB Nation's Spurs blog Pounding the Rock had to say about that very scenario:"Well, he won't be cheaper, but a guy who I like is Brandan Wright. I think...
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May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Baynes talks past season and future with San Antonio

Aron Baynes is a decent rebounder, smart defender and can finish around the basket. He's also one of the many San Antonio Spurs likely headed for free agency this summer.Speaking to Fairfax Media, Baynes reflected on several things, including his future with the only NBA team he's ever played for:"I’m not going to speculate on what might happen. I’m going to take some time off...
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May 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Aron Baynes reflects on the sudden end to his season and possible career with the Spurs

The San Antonio Spurs had their season ended a little prematurely after getting beat in Game 7 in their first round series against the Los Angeles Clippers. This offseason could be just as exciting and stressful as that series as only Boris Diaw, Tony Parker, Tiago Splitter, Patty Mills, and Kyle Anderson are the only […]
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May 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Bones Thugs-N-Harmony make song dedicated to Blake Griffin dunking all over Spurs’ Baynes

Poor Aron Baynes. The big man for the Spurs had the task of trying to guard Clippers’ Blake Griffin in Game 1 of the Spurs-Clippers series and the results were what you expect from Griffin. The slow-footed Baynes had no chance at keeping up with Blake that Griffin posterized Aron not once, not twice but three times in Game 1. I am surprised Baynes is still alive. So to honor Blake’s...
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April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Bones Thugs-N-Harmony make song dedicated to Blake Griffin dunking all over Spurs’ Baynes

Poor Aron Baynes. The big man for the Spurs had the task of trying to guard Clippers’ Blake Griffin in Game 1 of the Spurs-Clippers series and the results were what you expect from Griffin. The slow-footed Baynes had no chance at keeping up with Blake that Griffin posterized Aron not once, not twice but three times in Game 1. I am surprised Baynes is still alive. So to honor Blake’s...
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April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Aron Baynes gets Wikipedia treatment after Blake Griffin abuses him

Blake Griffin put on a show during the Los Angeles Clippers’ win over the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday night, and much of it came at the expense of Aron Baynes. After the game, Baynes’ Wikipedia page was edited to reflect that. Griffin scored 26 points, and six of them were registered directly in the...Read More
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April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

NBA Playoffs: Blake Griffin Baptizes Aron Baynes

I honestly don’t know what to say about Mr. Baynes, but if he decided to walk away from the game of basketball I wouldn’t be mad. The center of the San Antonio Spurs got annihilated by Blake Griffin with a mirage of posters. If you haven’t seen them, check out the video below. 
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April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

If Tony Parker's not right, it's going to go wrong for Spurs

Tony Parker will be a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame after he retires and becomes eligible for the honor. After back-to-back NBA Finals appearances and one more NBA championship as part of the San Antonio Spurs’ dynasty, there is nothing Parker and his old-man teammates truly have to prove. However, after Game 1 of the Western Conference playoffs, it’s really rather...
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April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Blake Griffin Posterizes Aron Baynes With Two Vicious Dunks (Videos)

Sometimes you should just get out of the way. This was one of those times. Blake Griffin and the Los Angeles Clippers were at their high-flying best in Sunday night’s 107-92 win over the San Antonio Spurs in Game 1 of their NBA playoff series. Don’t believe us? We submit the following evidence of Griffin taking a Chris Paul pass and dunking all over Spurs forward Aron Baynes...
April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Blake Griffin posterizes Aron Baynes three times in one quarter (Video)

Los Angeles Clippers superstar Blake Griffin had three monster dunks during the third quarter of Sunday's Game 1 against San Antonio, posterizing Spurs backup center Aron Baynes each time.Griffin went right around Baynes on the first dunk. On the others, Griffin was able to find the path through the Spurs defense and Baynes came over too late to help out.Griffin scored 26 points...
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April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Blake Griffin unloads three monster dunks on Aron Baynes (Video)

Aron Baynes is going to have nightmares about Blake Griffin for the next two weeks. The Los Angeles Clippers forward absolutely destroyed Baynes with three monster, tone-setting dunks during Game 1 of the Western Conference playoff series between the Clippers and Spurs at Staples Center Sunday. Griffin beat Baynes one-on-one for his first huge dunk...Read More
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April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Blake Griffin skies for monster slam dunk on Aron Baynes

There are times in life where we have feelings of deja vu and during tonight’s game one between the Los Angeles Clippers and the San Antonio Spurs, Blake Griffin got another chance to dunk on Aron Baynes. This time, Griffin made an incredible spin move and then powered home an impressive one-handed slam dunk: Long live, Blake Griffin! ***Griffin dunk on Baynes [Scott Rafferty...
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April 20, 2015  |  Discuss
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