NZ-born Australian Aron Baynes joins Spurs

Last updated 13:27 24/01/2013

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Aron Baynes has officially joined Boomers teammates Andrew Bogut and Patty Mills in the NBA.

Baynes, a 208cm centre who starred during the London Olympics, will team up with Mills at four-time champions the San Antonio Spurs, who also have former Boomers coach Brett Brown as an assistant.

The 26-year-old, who has been excelling with Euroleague club Union Olimpija, caught the attention of NBA scouts during the London Games.

Baynes helped Australia reach the quarter-finals, where they were beaten by Team USA.

The Spurs announced the signing on Thursday, with Baynes reportedly accepting a US$3.5 million deal over four years.

The Spurs currently have the second-best record in the Western Conference.

Bogut is still recovering from a troublesome ankle injury with fellow Western Conference playoff hopefuls the Golden State Warriors.

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