Baynes scored 13 points (5-9 FG, 3-3 FT) while adding 17 rebounds in 18 minutes during Sunday's 112-95 win over the Suns. Phoenix's frontcourt is missing, well, almost everyone at the moment, and Baynes was able to take full advantage of the matchup. The double-double was his second in three games, but considering that he rarely sees even 20 minutes a night from the Pistons' second unit, his fantasy value remains very limited.
Baynes tallied 12 points (6-11 FG), 12 rebounds, two assists and one blocked shot over 23 minutes in Wednesday's 97-83 loss to the Jazz. Baynes has quietly been one of the Pistons' best rebounders this season, averaging 4.1 rebounds per game despite spending an average of only 15.2 minutes per game on the court. He was consistently mentioned as a potential trade target prior to the deadline, but the organization obviously felt he was too valuable to deal away. The Pistons are in jeopardy of dropping out of playoff contention, so reserve players like Baynes and Ish Smith to keep them in the running.
Baynes (ankle) has been cleared to play in Thursday's game against the Pistons, Jake Champion of Pistons.com reports. Baynes suffered a sprained ankle during Wednesday's game against Pacers, but after receiving treatment overnight, he's feeling good enough to take the court. Look for Baynes to take on his usual role off the bench, likely jumping back into his spot as Andre Drummond's backup at center.
Baynes sprained his ankle during Wednesday's game against the Pacers and is considered questionable for Thursday's tilt versus the Cavaliers, Aaron McMann of MLive.com reports. Baynes didn't play an unusual amount of minutes prior to the injury, playing 10 minutes and adding four points (2-2 FG) and three rebounds prior to his departure. The team should update the big man's status again following a night's rest. Should he be unavailable, Boban Marjanovic could find some minutes off the bench when Andre Drummond rests Thursday.
Baynes dropped 12 points (6-9 FG) while adding seven rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block across 18 minutes in Monday's 109-95 victory over the Bulls. Although Baynes failed to reach 20 minutes on the court, he flirted with a double-double Monday night, something that is unusual for the reserve big man. It's just his fourth game in the last 20 contests where he has scored double-digit points, primarily due to his efficiency offensively. In those four games, he has made 18 of 29 attempts from the floor, proving that he only finds success when he cashes in on his limited opportunities. It's hard to imagine he will keep building on a night like Monday night, but on a team that uses roughly nine guys per game, Baynes has a shot to get chances when he steps on the floor.
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