By Jeff Garcia, Project Spurs.com
According to Euro-step.net, the San Antonio Spurs will sign Australian center Aron Baynes to a multiyear deal.
Baynes, who was playing for Slovenia team Union Olimpija, is a 260 lbs., 7-0 center and played at Washington State during college (2005-2009).
While with Olimpija, he averaged 13.8 points, 9.8 rebounds, and shot 58% from the field in 26.2 minutes per game in the Euroleague. He also will bring defense to the team at the center spot as he currently ranks sixth in the league in rebounds and fourth in blocks per game.
Baynes has also played overseas in Lithuania (Lietuvos Rytas) , Germany (Oldenburg), and Greece (Ikaros Kallitheas B.C.) while also playing alongside Spurs’ point guard Patty Mills on the Australian National team since 2010. Having fellow countryman Mills on the team will definitely help ease his transition into the NBA.
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