Aron Baynes has forged a certain reputation over his NBA career. He is the ‘Big Banger.’ He is a lumbering five man who cut his teeth as an elite interior presence, in an era when basketball has been swept up in a pace and space revolution. Baynes has done nothing but reinforce the stereotype all season, especially during the Boston Celtics’ playoff series with the Philadelphia 76ers. He has been the physical grinder that Boston expected when they signed him during the offseason, but he has also shown more than that. Baynes has evidenced a level of versatility that surpasses anything he has done in the NBA so far. This is the fundamental reason why he is playing the best basketball of his career, as the Celtics sit just one win away from the Eastern Conference Finals.