April 9, 2019, 10:28 pmAron BaynesF/C, Boston Celtics
Aron Baynes (left ankle sprain) missed Tuesday’s finale and finished the season with only 51 games played.
Baynes missed two games with a left ankle sprain way back in October before this, though he’s already played in one game since re-aggravating the injury and we’re not treating it as anything chronic. It was a tough year health-wise for Baynes, as he also missed three games with a hamstring strain, 13 with a broken left hand and 11 more with a bruised cuboid bone in his left foot. When he was on the court, Baynes came through with a surprising .344 mark from deep and an overall line of 5.6 points, 4.7 rebounds, 0.7 blocks and 0.4 3-pointers in 16.1 mpg. He did perform better in extended run, obviously, and the Celtics were simply not the same defensive team during his absences. Baynes finished a shade outside the top-250 (and was a top-275 guy in total value) but it should be noted that he closed the season strong with three double-doubles in his final six games.