20 Facts About Aron Baynes


Aron John Baynes was born on 9 December 1986 and is an Australian professional basketball player for the Brisbane Bullets of the National Basketball League.


Aron Baynes played college basketball for Washington State University before starting his professional career in Europe.


Aron Baynes has played with the Detroit Pistons, Boston Celtics, Phoenix Suns, and Toronto Raptors.


Aron Baynes's family moved to the relatively small Australian town of Mareeba, Queensland when he was three years of age.


Aron Baynes grew up playing rugby league in Far North Queensland while attending Mareeba State High School until the age of 15 when his older brother, Callum, introduced him to basketball.


On 29 May 2009, Aron Baynes signed a two-year deal with Lietuvos Rytas of the Lithuanian Basketball League.


On 15 July 2010, Aron Baynes signed a two-year deal with EWE Baskets Oldenburg of the German Basketball Bundesliga.

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On 24 August 2011, Aron Baynes signed a one-year deal with Ikaros Kallitheas of the Greek Basket League.


On 1 August 2012, Aron Baynes signed a one-year deal with Union Olimpija of the Slovenian Basketball League.


On 23 January 2013, Aron Baynes signed with the San Antonio Spurs.


Aron Baynes made his first NBA start in Game 4 of the Spurs' first-round playoff match-up against the Los Angeles Lakers, and was tasked with defending Dwight Howard.


On 1 December 2013, Aron Baynes was reassigned to the Austin Toros.


On 1 April 2015 and 3 April 2015, Aron Baynes had back-to-back 18-point games.


On 12 July 2015, Aron Baynes signed with the Detroit Pistons.


On 14 November 2016, Aron Baynes scored 20 points against the Oklahoma City Thunder while starting in place of Andre Drummond.


On 19 July 2017, Aron Baynes signed with the Boston Celtics.


Aron Baynes returned to action on 16 January 2019 against the Toronto Raptors.


Unlike his other teammate that tested positive, Aron Baynes did rejoin the team in the 2020 NBA Bubble until after the scrimmage games were finished, making sure he completely tested negative for the virus before entering the bubble.


Aron Baynes has played for the Australian national team, the Boomers, at the 2010 FIBA World Championship in Turkey, the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup in Spain, the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, and the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup in China.


Aron Baynes was part of the national team for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, but a spinal cord injury ruled him out for the second half of the tournament as the Boomers went on to win the bronze medal.