Stan Van Gundy: Baynes Was Our No. 1 Frontcourt Target

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One of the reasons the Pistons identified the Australian big man (Aron Baynes) as their No. 1 target for a critical frontcourt role is because they think there’s a lot more to him than he was able to reveal while wearing a (San Antonio) Spurs uniform.

“We think there’s even more there than what he’s shown in San Antonio because he was with such good players there that he was far from a focal point of their offense,” Stan Van Gundy said. “We think there’s more there than he’s had the opportunity to show at this point.”

“What we saw was a real physical guy at both ends of the floor – a good, solid rebounder and an offensively skilled guy who can shoot the ball, who can post, who’s comfortable putting the ball on the floor and going to dribble handoffs and playing that way.”

Source: Keith Langlois of NBA.com/Pistons

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