Well, that was quick. The Big Banger's moving to the East, and it'll be to the Detroit Pistons on a reported three-year deal.
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According to Marc Stein of ESPN, the contract could possibly be worth $20 million, with a player option on the final year.
It's certainly great news that Baynes will be back in the league, with a fine contract to boot. His addition certainly reinforces the Pistons' front court depth, who just lost Greg Monroe to the Milwaukee Bucks.
The offered amount however was quite surprising, considering the disparity from the price for a rotation guard (Dellavedova's offer at a reported basement price) and a reserve big man like Baynes.
This trend certainly isn't isolated to Baynes alone, with Monroe's max deal with the Bucks, Brandan Wright's reported $18 million, 3-year deal with Memphis, and leading it all is of course Anthony Davis' staggering $145 million, 5-year contract. It speaks volumes of the guard market glut right now.
More than that, able big men are being positioned to be locked into a deal when the CBA (Collective Bargaining Agreement) is up for re-negotiation before the 2016-17 season happens.
Congratulations to the Big Banger on his new contract. If we can count on anything, it's that he will continue to put in the effort to prosper in his new role with the Detroit Pistons.