Aron Baynes is heading north after reportedly agreeing to a two-year deal with the Toronto Raptors, according to The Athletic's Shams Charania.
The deal is reportedly worth $14.3 million, with the second year a team option.
Free agent center Aron Baynes has agreed to a two-year, $14.3M deal with the Toronto Raptors, sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium.- Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) November 23, 2020
Baynes is coming off a career year with the Phoenix Suns, averaging career-highs of 11.5 points and 5.6 rebounds in 22.1 minutes per game.
The 33-year-old continued to transform his game to become a reliable outside threat, connecting on 35% from the 3-point line on 4.0 attempts, including the best performance of his career, pouring in a career-high 37 points, 16 rebounds, and nine 3-pointers made against the Portland Trail Blazers just prior to the season shutdown in March.
Remember when @aronbaynes had himself the game of a lifetime against the @trailblazers? 😱- NBA Australia (@NBA_AU) July 27, 2020
✅ 37 PTS
✅ 16 REB
✅ 9 3PM#RisePHX #WholeNewGame pic.twitter.com/2r7aQaCcZo
With the Raptors losing Serge Ibaka to the LA Clippers and Marc Gasol to the Los Angeles Lakers in free agency, Baynes comes as a readymade replacement in the frontcourt.
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