Originally Posted by truebeliever
If Baynes joins the Spurs he will become the second Australian on the roster joining guard Patty Mills and will get the chance to claim a prized NBA championship ring later in the year with the Spurs a contender for the NBA title.
Former Tall Black Sean Marks played three seasons with the Spurs, including winning an NBA title in 2005. He now works in the Spurs front office as general manager of the franchises D-League team. Tall Blacks captain Kirk Penney and current NZ Breakers import Cedric Jackson have also had recent summer league/preseason trials with the Spurs.
Australians Andrew Gaze and Shane Heal have also played for the Spurs.
Injured centre Andrew Bogut is the other Australian currently in the NBA - he is hopeful of returning later this season after ongoing problems following ankle surgery.
- Sydney Morning Herald
Spurs team Australia of the NBA.