Aron Baynes

Fantasy News

  • Aron Baynes - F/C - Boston Celtics

    Speaking to reporters on Thursday Aron Baynes said that his heart is still with the Celtics but he wants to be a contributor on a championship-caliber team, and he'll need to talk to coach Brad Stevens and GM Danny Ainge about what their plans are for the team going forward.

    The last part of Baynes' comments is noteworthy as the Celtics can go in any number of directions this summer. With Kyrie Irving likely heading into unrestricted free agency and Al Horford potentially joining him, the Celtics can enter the offseason without their two best players. Then there's Terry Rozier, who is doing all he can to make the Celtics not re-sign him. Throw in the Anthony Davis sweepstakes and the Celtics are at the heart of what is sure to be a crazy summer in the NBA.

    Source: Jay King on Twitter

  • Aron Baynes - F/C - Boston Celtics

    Aron Baynes played in Tuesday's Game 2 against the Bucks and scored four points on 2-of-3 shooting with a rebound and a block.

    Baynes shrugged off a left ankle sprain and played in this one, but the team got blown out in the second half which led to even fewer minutes than usual. He's been a primary defender on Giannis Antetokounmpo and it's worked out well for Boston so him not being out there would have been a pretty sizable hit.

  • Aron Baynes - F/C - Boston Celtics

    The Celtics officially upgraded Aron Baynes' (left ankle sprain) status to available on Tuesday for Game 2 against the Bucks.

    This was the expectation all along. Baynes will probably be coming off the bench again after an effective Marcus Morris started in Game 1, but can be safely plugged back into any playoff league lineups.

    Source: Gary Washburn on Twitter

  • Aron Baynes - F/C - Boston Celtics

    Brad Stevens said that he expects Aron Baynes to play in Game 2 on Tuesday but has yet to hear anyhing official.

    Baynes said earlier on Tuesday that nothing will stop him from playing, so we're inclined to side with the big man on this one. Tipoff time for Game 2 against the Bucks is 8:00 PM ET, so expect an official update reasonably soon.

    Source: Tim Bontemps on Twitter

  • Aron Baynes - F/C - Boston Celtics

    Speaking to reporters Tuesday morning Aron Baynes (left ankle sprain) said that his ankle is sore, "But nothing's stopping me (from playing)" in Game 2 against the Bucks.

    Baynes is as tough as they come and it looks like he's going to fight through the pain and give it a go. Marcus Morris had a very good Game 1 and held his own on both ends of the floor against Giannis Antetokounmpo. Baynes should see more than the nine minutes he played in Game 1, but it is likely that Morris draws the start again.

    Source: A. Sherrod Blakely on Twitter

  • Aron Baynes - F/C - Boston Celtics

    Aron Baynes (left ankle sprain) is being listed as questionable ahead of Tuesday's Game 2 with the Bucks.

    Baynes was limited to nine minutes but hit a three and gave the Celtics some solid defensive possessions against Giannis Antetokounmpo in the paint, so he's not just a bit part of this matchup. Baynes said today that he's fine despite some soreness and we'd be surprised if he's not active tomorrow.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Aron Baynes - F/C - Boston Celtics

    Aron Baynes (ankle) has a sore left ankle after rolling it in Sunday's Game 1 vs. the Bucks but he said that he'll be alright.

    Baynes also said that it's frustrating that it keeps happening but the good news is he'll likely be able to play in Game 2. Baynes only played nine minutes before rolling his ankle but he finished with four points and a steal. His size will be useful against the Bucks and Boston will look to ride the momentum of Game 1 into Game 2.

    Source: Tim Bontemps on Twitter

  • Aron Baynes - F/C - Boston Celtics

    Aron Baynes left Sunday's Game 1 after rolling his left ankle and was unable to return, finishing with four points and a steal in nine minutes.

    Baynes was deemed available to return in the fourth quarter but the Celtics didn't need him to come back with the game comfortably in hand. He gave Boston some solid minutes checking Giannis Antetokounmpo, and his physicality is going to be a key to the effort in slowing down the likely MVP. Marcus Morris, who started in Baynes' place, posted nine points, seven rebounds and three blocks.

  • Aron Baynes - F/C - Boston Celtics

    Celtics coach Brad Stevens is non-committal on whether he will stick with the same starting lineup for Game 2 against the Pacers on Wednesday.

    If Stevens were to make a change to the starting lineup it would likely come at the expense of either Aron Baynes or Jaylen Brown. Both Baynes and Brown received fewer minutes and were outplayed by Marcus Morris and Gordon Hayward. The Celtics will give an official announcement ahead of Wednesday's contest.

    Source: A. Sherrod Blakely on Twitter

  • Aron Baynes - F/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.

  • Aron Baynes - F/C - Boston Celtics

    Aron Baynes (left ankle soreness) has been ruled out of Tuesday's matchup with the Wizards.

    Baynes first tweaked the ankle on Friday but was able to play on Sunday, so this might be a glorified rest day. Daniel Theis is also on the injury report but would be a popular play if he ends up being available, and we might see a lot of Semi Ojeleye, Guerschon Yabusele and Robert Williams. Theis is the preferred play but Williams is going to be a nice blocks stream.

    Source: Jay King on Twitter

  • Aron Baynes - F/C - Boston Celtics

    Aron Baynes started Sunday's matchup with the Magic but only managed to last 14 minutes on the floor, producing four points, four rebounds and three assists.

    Baynes had been on a nice run but his goal in this one was to play speedbump for Nikola Vucevic. It didn't really work. Baynes will be fine for deep-league rebounding purposes but there's not much upside. At least he played after limping out of Friday's win.

  • Aron Baynes - F/C - Boston Celtics

    Aron Baynes scored 11 points, corralled 11 rebounds, blocked two shots and grabbed two steals in Friday's win over the Pacers.

    Baynes has been a rebounding machine since entering the starting lineup and is averaging eight rebounds per game over the last two weeks. After failing to record a double-double through the first five months of the season, Baynes has three since March 29. Fantasy players that need a rebounding boost over the final few games should give him a look. Baynes did leave the game and did not return in garbage time, so make sure he's healthy before letting it ride.

  • Aron Baynes - F/C - Boston Celtics

    Aron Baynes had a great game in a win over the Heat on Wednesday, with 10 points and 10 rebounds on 3-of-3 shooting from the field and 4-of-4 shooting from the line.

    He added a steal and two blocks to the box score in his 25 minutes of action. Baynes is actually proving to hold some late-round value with appeal in rebounding, blocks, and efficiency categories. This was only his second double-double of the season, but it is also his second in the past week so it nice to see him finishing the season strong.

  • Aron Baynes - F/C - Boston Celtics

    Aron Baynes started again on Monday and scored four points on 0-of-7 shooting while grabbing 11 rebounds and swatting one shot.

    Baynes had some early foul trouble and he wasn't able to make a single field goal which factored into him sitting out to finish the game. He still logged 25 minutes and coach Stevens is willing to give him more chances at starting to see if it'll work out which means he has some appeal as a rebounding specialist.