FUTURE SPUR BAYNES READY TO GO TO WORK
By Kyle Boenitz Project Spurs
As we await the arrival of Aron Baynes, the imaginations of San Antonio Spursí fans must be going wild. Could this be the big man who is going to be the perfect complement to Tim Duncan? Are we looking at a guy whoís going to go out and get a double-double every night?
Iím sure the hopes are high, but after years of less-than-stellar big man performance, I wouldnít be surprised if expectations are low.
One thing the Spurs wonít have to worry about is Baynesí desire to put in the effort to always be improving. I havenít seen one complaint out there about his work ethic and in a recent interview, Baynes said heís constantly working to develop his game.
ďThere are always things to work on,Ē Baynes said. ďI canít be satisfied with where Iím at. I have to stay focused on getting better."
Surely the jump to the NBA is going to be a big adjustment from the European leagues Baynes has been playing in since he left Washington State in 2009. This past summer, playing against the Americans in the Olympics, Baynes committed four fouls in just eight minutes of play. Obviously he wonít be going up against an NBA All-Star team on a nightly basis, but heíll have to get used to a much faster pace of basketball.
Of course, I donít doubt the Spursí ability to scout international talent, and Iím sure with his size and his desire to constantly improve, Baynes will fit in just fine in the silver and black. Iím excited to see what this big man to do, and once those annoying visa issues are finally sorted out, weíll get a chance to see.