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  • Dario Saric
    PF, Phoenix Suns

    The Suns have officially completed their offseason batch of trades, which means that Dario Saric, Aron Baynes, Cam Johnson and Ty Jerome are now Suns.

    Johnson and Jerome have been ruled out of Summer League already since they haven't been able to practice with the team yet. Baynes came over in a deal with the Celtics and will play backup minutes behind Deandre Ayton. Saric is the most interesting of the bunch and was traded on draft night. He'll have the chance to start at power forward but seems likely to split his minutes with guys like Mikal Bridges and Kelly Oubre Jr., depending on how the rotation shakes out. Saric was only a 14-team value last season but could get back into standard-league territory, so don't forget about him in the later rounds of your drafts.

    Source: Phoenix Suns

  • Aron Baynes
    F/C, Phoenix Suns

    According to John Gambadoro, the Suns do not intend to buy out Aron Baynes and he is expected to play for the team this summer.

    Baynes opted in to $5.9 million because he thought he would be playing for a contender, but Boston got wind of some bad free agency news and flipped Baynes to one of the worst teams in the league instead. Look for him to provide some leadership on a young squad while serving as trade bait. Baynes can definitely teach some of the Suns about playing defense and building good habits but there's no room for fantasy value playing behind franchise center Deandre Ayton.

    Source: John Gambadoro on Twitter

  • Aron Baynes
    F/C, Phoenix Suns

    Aron Baynes will be traded to the Suns, per Shams Charania of The Athletic.

    The Suns acquired the No. 24 pick in Thursday's draft (Ty Jerome) from Boston in exchange for a first-rounder next season, and Baynes has now been revealed as part of the deal. Baynes just exercised his $5.9 million player option to return to the Celtics and was a key part of their frontcourt rotation, but it appears as though the free agency decisions of Kyrie Irving and Al Horford have put Boston in a more future-minded state. Baynes does not fit anything about Phoenix's timeline and figures to be available in a trade, though the Suns might value him as a steady veteran who can help teach their youngsters how to play defense. That said, Baynes opted in to be part of a contender, so he'll probably ask to be moved again.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Aron Baynes
    F/C, Boston Celtics

    ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting the Celtics are actively shopping Aron Baynes.

    Baynes recently exercised his $5.9 million player option for the 2019-2020 season, but the Celtics would like to open up more cap space. As the Celtics are rumored to lose Kyrie Irving and Al Horford to free agency, they need more money to play with when June 30th rolls around to kick off free agency. Baynes is a solid center off the bench and relatively cheap, so expect a move in the coming days.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Aron Baynes
    F/C, Boston Celtics

    Aron Baynes has exercised his player option for the 2019-20 season to remain with the Celtics.

    Baynes has become a key part of the Celtics rotation and gives the team some edge defensively and on the glass. He will make $5.9 million next season and should continue to hold deep-league value as a rebounding specialist who can hit the occasional 3-pointer.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • 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