Aron Baynes reportedly is staying with the Boston Celtics.
The Aussie center has agreed to a two-year deal to return to Boston, Yahoo! Sports’ Shams Charania reported early Sunday morning, citing league sources. The deal includes a player option for the second season.
The Celtics can’t officially announce the deal until noon July 6, but Baynes already is showing enthusiasm for the new contract.
Check out this reaction:
Baynes, 31, was a great fit in Boston last season. Money, however, apparently wasn’t the only factor in his decision to re-sign with the Celtics.
Here’s some additional context, per The Boston Globe’s Adam Himmelsbach:
Baynes averaged 6.0 points and 5.4 rebounds over 18.3 minutes per contest last season while playing in 81 games. His numbers were slightly better in the playoffs, though, as he scored 6.0 points, pulled down 6.2 boards and averaged 20.5 minutes in 19 postseason games.
The question now, of course, is what type of team will he return to?
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