Boomers star Aron Baynes joins NBA Spurs

Boomers star Aron Baynes joins NBA Spurs

Its official – Aron Baynes is now a San Antonio Spur, with the NBA team formally announcing the signing of the Australian Boomers star today.

More than a fortnight after rumours of the Spurs interest surfaced, the deal for Baynes has been sealed, with the team not releasing the length or details of the contract.

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Baynes will wear the number 16 jersey and will team-up with fellow Boomers star Patty Mills and former Boomers Head Coach Brett Brown at the Texas-based four-time NBA Championship-winning franchise.

The Spurs are currently leading the South West Division of the NBA Western Conference, sporting a 33-11 record – the second seed in the West.

Since signing with Slovenian team Olimpija Ljubljana during the European summer
Baynes has taken his game to another level, leading the Euroleague in rebounds (9.8 per game) and top 10 in points (13.8 per game).

Such has been Baynes’ impact he was rated the most efficient player in the entire
Euroleague competition through the first group stage of competition, ranking number one in the Index Rating category.

These performances have created plenty of talk around the 26-year-old, coming on the back of a breakout Olympic campaign for the Boomers at the 2012 London Olympic Games.

Despite limited minutes, Baynes averaged 9 points at 65.6% shooting and 3.3 rebounds during the Boomers London tournament, catching the eye with his link-up play with fellow NBA hopeful Matthew Dellavedova.