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Aron Baynes assigned to Austin Toros

Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

SAN ANTONIO (February 1, 2013) The San Antonio Spurs today announced that they have assigned Aron Baynes to the Austin Toros of the NBA Development League.

This is Baynes’ first assignment to the Toros since being signed by the Spurs on January 23. He has appeared in two games for the Silver and Black, averaging 3.5 points and 4.5 rebounds in 9.5 minutes.

Prior to joining the Spurs, Baynes played for Union Olimpija of the Slovenian Basketball League in 2012-13. In 10 games he averaged 13.8 points and 9.8 rebounds in 26.2 minutes.

Born in Gisborne, New Zealand, Baynes, 6-10/260, began his professional career in 2009-10 playing for Lietuvos Rytas of the Lithuanian Basketball League, a squad that went on to win the Lithuanian National Championship. In 2010-11 he played in Germany for EWE Baskets Oldenburg before joining Ikaros Kallitheas in Greece the following season.

In the summer of 2010 Baynes was named to the Australian senior national team and competed at the 2010 FIBA World Championship in Turkey. Baynes then represented Australia at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, where he averaged 7.5 points and 3.3 rebounds while shooting .656 (21-32) from the floor.

Baynes will join the Toros in Bakersfield tonight for Austin’s weekend set against the Jam.