As far as a perfect fit for this Golden State Warriors’ frontcourt, Aron Baynes is almost as good as it gets. He’s not a rim protector, but for what the Warriors’ frontcourt needs most, he doesn’t have to be.
Baynes has vastly improved his shooting. While he did cause Stephen Curry’s injury in the fourth game of the season, that certainly won’t be held against him.
What will be held against him is how much the 33-year-old may ask for after the best season of his career. Baynes averaged 11.5 points per game for the Suns in over 22 minutes per game, both were the best of his eight-year career.
However, after attempting 1.2 threes per game last season and shooting only seven through the first five seasons, Baynes notched 1.4 per game on 35.1% from the field.
Good around the rim and a solid defender, Baynes has thrived in his role with Phoenix. On the Warriors frontcourt, he should have similar success as a 6-foot-10 big man that has proven to be a competent shooter.
He should be No. 1 on the Warriors’ free agency wishlist.