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Aron Baynes

 Aron John Baynes (born 9 December 1986) is an Australian professional basketball player who currently plays for the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He attended the Australian Institute of Sport in 2005.

Professional career

He started his professional career in the Northern Hemisphere in the autumn of 2009 with Lietuvos Rytas, a club from Vilnius that competes in the Lithuanian league and Euroleague.

From the autumn of 2010 he played for the German Eurocup team EWE Baskets Oldenburg.

Following his season in Germany, Baynes signed with the Greek team Ikaros Kallitheas B.C..

On 1 August 2012, Baynes signed with the Slovenian club Union Olimpija. He left Olimpija in January 2013.

On January 23, 2013, Baynes signed with the San Antonio Spurs. In his second NBA game, Baynes recorded 7 points, 9 rebounds and 1 block in a 102–78 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats. The Spurs assigned him to the Austin Toros of the NBA D-League several times over the course of the season. Baynes made his first NBA career start in Game 4 of the first round in the playoffs against the Los Angeles Lakers, and was tasked to defend Dwight Howard.

Career statistics

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game Bold Career high

NBA regular season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2012–13 San Antonio 16 0 8.8 .500 .000 .583 2.0 .3 .1 .4 2.7
Career 16 0 8.8 .500 .000 .583 2.0 .3 .1 .4 2.7

NBA playoffs

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2013 NBA Playoffs San Antonio 4 1 5.8 .571 .000 .000 1.3 .0 .0 .0 2.0
Career 4 1 5.8 .571 .000 .000 1.3 .0 .0 .0 2.0

Euroleague

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2009–10 Lietuvos Rytas 10 8 13.3 .511 .000 .643 3.0 .2 .4 .9 5.5 3.0
2012–13 Union Olimpija 10 10 26.2 .587 .000 .698 9.8 .5 .5 .5 13.8 18.2
Career 20 18 19.8 .562 .000 .684 6.4 .4 .5 .7 9.7 10.6