First thing new Celtics center Aron Baynes wanted to know after becoming Isaiah Thomas’s teammate was if there was a good BBQ joint in Boston?
Does anybody know if there’s good BBQ in Boston? Asking for a friend 🤔☘️
— Aron Baynes (@aronbaynes) July 9, 2017
Baynes didn’t develop his expert hunger for BBQ in his native New Zealand — or if he did, the big Kiwi perfected it somewhere else. Namely in San Antonio, where Baynes spent three years eating some of the best BBQ in the world and also playing for a pretty good basketball team. Sure he comes to the Celtics from the Pistons (Detroit can serve up some fine BBQ also, BTW) but it’s Baynes’ time near The Alamo that intrigues the Celtics. Boston hopes that along with the BBQ, Baynes brings as much Tim Duncan influence as he can from his Spurs past. Baynes played in 70 games for the Spurs in his last season in San Antonio, averaging 6.6 points in just 17 mpg during the 2014-15 season while shooting a high percentage from the field and the line. He also had a daily tutorial delivered by the consummate professional, Tim Duncan, at how to get the most out of the post. Baynes contributed to a Spurs NBA title in 2014.