Restricted free agent Aron Baynes is in San Antonio for a physical and expected to re-sign with the Spurs.
Restricted free agent Aron Baynes is in San Antonio for a physical and is expected to re-sign with the Spurs, reports Buck Harvey of the San Antonio Express-News.
As a restricted free agent, Baynes was free to receive an offer from any other team, which San Antonio would've had the opportunity to match. But no team signed Baynes to an offer sheet, even with the Spurs reportedly open to sign-and-trade offers.
Baynes, averaged 9.3 minutes in 53 games for the Spurs last season, scoring three points and grabbing 2.7 rebounds per game. He played in 14 games during San Antonio's run to the NBA championship, including three games in the Finals.
The center recently played for Australia in the FIBA World Cup, leading the team with 16.8 points and seven rebounds per game.
Baynes's signing would mean the Spurs are returning their 2014 championship roster almost fully intact. Forward Damion James, who played in just five games for the team last season, left for the Washington Wizards, replaced on the roster by first-round draft pick Kyle Anderson.
The Spurs begin training camp next week.
- Ben Estes