Baynes scored six points and grabbed nine rebounds in Detroit's 109-88 loss to the Bucks on Monday. Baynes played 19 minutes against the Bucks on Monday and has seen an increased role in the past few games. However, he's averaging 12.6 minutes per game and in the long run that is the role to be expected from him on a nightly basis. He's currently averaging 4.2 points and 3.8 rebounds per game coming off the bench behind Andre Drummond.
Baynes was cleared by his doctor to play in back-to-back games and will not face any minutes restriction when the Pistons begin their season Tuesday against the Hawks, Keith Langlois of Pistons.com reports. Baynes had previously been subjected to a 15-minute limit in games, but should be able to see extended action if the Pistons require that from him. However, with Andre Drummond ahead of him on the depth chart and set to dominate the playing time at the center spot, Baynes' minutes count doesn't project to be much more than 15 per game in any case.
Pistons point forward Aron Baynes (ankle) logged 13 minutes in Wednesday's exhibition win over the Bulls. He finished the evening with five points (2-3 FG, 1-2 FT), two rebounds, and an assist. Baynes has been brought along slowly all throughout training camp after undergoing a cleanup procedure on his right ankle during the offseason, but it appears he's no longer facing any restrictions, given his participation in Wednesday's contest. After working as the top backup to Tim Duncan a season ago, Baynes will serve as the No. 2 behind the Pistons' own stud center, 22-year-old Andre Drummond.
Pistons center Aron Baynes (ankle) is expected to make his preseason debut Wednesday against the Bulls, Keith Langlois of Pistons.com reports. The Pistons were planning on having Baynes make his return to action Sunday against his former team in San Antonio, but the big man showed enough progress during Monday's full practice for the team to sign off on an early comeback. Baynes is in line to serve as the top backup to Andre Drummond at center this season.
Baynes (ankle) went through a full practice Monday and is on track to make his Pistons debut within the week, Keith Langlois of Pistons.com reports. Baynes is yet to play this preseason due to an ankle injury, but coach Stan Van Gundy said he expects the big man to make his debut against the Spurs on Sunday. That means he'll sit out Tuesday's and Wednesday's games against the Pacers and Bulls, respectively.
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