Aron Baynes Bio: Spouse & Net Worth

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Aron Baynes is an Australian professional basketball player currently playing for the Brisbane Bullets of the National Basketball League (NBL). 

He previously played in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for the top teams, such as Toronto Raptors, Boston Celtics, and Detroit Pistons. 

Baynes, who plays as a power forward/center, entered the league in 2013 with San Antonio Spurs and became a member of the 2014 NBA championship team. 

In fact, he made his debut in Game 4 of the 2013 NBA Playoff round 1 against the Los Angeles Lakers.

Although he started playing in his late teens, he remained one of the best players and even earned an AIS scholarship.

Aron Baynes Training
Aron Baynes Training (Source: Facebook)

There is no doubt that NBA fans are aware of the professional career of Aron Baynes.

However, most of them have no idea about Baynes’ personal life, including his family, wife, and children. Let’s dive into everything we have dug out regarding this NBA player.

Before that, let’s have a look at his quick facts.

Quick Facts

Full Name Aron John Baynes
Birth Date December 9, 1986
Birth Place Gisborne, New Zealand
Nick Name Bangers
Religion N/A
Nationality Australian
Ethnicity English
High School Mareeba State High School
College Washington State University
Horoscope Sagittarius
Father’s Name Marton Baynes
Mother’s Name Barbara Baynes
Siblings Callum Baynes (Older Brother)
Age 37 Years Old
Height 6 feet 10 inches/2.08 m/208 cm 
Weight 118 kg/260 lbs
Wingspan 7 foot 2 inches
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Brown
Build Athletic
Profession Professional Basketball Player
Professional Career Teams
  • Lietuvos rytas (2009–2010)
  • Oldenburg (2010–2011)
  • Ikaros 2011–2012)
  • Olimpija (2012–2013)
  • San Antonio Spurs (2013–2015)
  • Austin Toros (2013)
  • Detroit Pistons (2015–2017)
  • Boston Celtics (2017–2019)
  • Phoenix Suns (2019–2020)
  • Toronto Raptors (2020–2021)
  • Brisbane Bullets (2022–Present)
NBA Draft  2009/Undrafted 
Active Years in Basketball 2009-Present
Sexual Orientation Straight
Marital Status Married
Wife Rachel Adekponya
Kids Three kids (Oldest Son Marson Baynes, And Two Younger Daughters)
Net Worth $23 Million
Social Media Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter
Last Update June 2024

Early Life, Family, & Education

NBA player Aron Baynes first took his breath on 9 December 1986 and is 37 years old. 

He was born as Aron John Baynes in Gisborne, New Zealand, under the birth sign Sagittarius. Besides, he holds Australian nationality and belongs to the English ethnicity.

Aron was raised by his father, Marton Baynes, and his mother, Barbara Baynes. Moreover, he grew up with his older brother Callum Baynes.

His family shifted to the small Australian town of Mareeba, Queensland, when he was three years old.

Talking about his education, Baynes attended Mareeba State High School and played rugby league.

At the age of 15, he was introduced to the game of basketball by his brother. Later on, he developed an interest in basketball and quit his rugby league.

Shortly after graduating from high school, he joined the Australian Institute of Sports (2004-2005).

Later in 2006, he accepted a scholarship from Washington State University and played for them.

How Tall Is Aron Baynes? 

The Australian basketball player has attractive looks and a humble personality. Aron has maintained his body very well as a sportsman and follows a healthy living and nutritious diet.

He stands at the height of 6 feet 10 inches (2.08m) and weighs 260 lbs (118 kg). Further, he has got beautiful brown eyes and black colored hair.

Although his shoe size is currently under review, he wears Nike Air Zoom BB NXT shoes. 

Professional Career 

Aron started playing basketball in his late teens and played for Washington University in 2006.

After that, Baynes signed a two-year deal with Lietuvos Rytas of the Lithuanian Basketball League on May 29, 2009.

The same year, he also played for the Los Angeles Lakers Summer League team.

Apart from that, he signed a contract for two years with EWE Baskets Oldenburg of the German Basketball Bundesliga.

While with Oldenburg, he scored an average of 6.8 points and 3.7 rebounds per game. Later, in 2011, he separated from Oldenburg.

Teams and Tenure

On January 23, 2013, Baynes joined the San Antonio Spurs and won an NBA championship a year later, where his teammate Kawhi Leonard became the MVP. 

After playing for two years, he joined Detroit Pistons on 12th July 2015. In March 2016, Aron then set a career-high in a 115-103 victory over the Brooklyn Nets.

He stayed with the team for two seasons and was then assigned to the Boston Celtics on 19th July 2017.

On July 6, 2019, Aron was traded to the Phoenix Suns for a 2020 protected first-round pick. Then, he signed a deal with Toronto Raptors on November 25, 2020.

While with the Raptors, Aron scored eight points and a season-high 16 rebounds in a 115-102 victory over the Orlando Magic. Nevertheless, he was waived by the team on 4 August 2021.

Finally, he signed a two-year deal with the Brisbane Bullets of the National Basketball League on 28 July 2022. 

National Career

Apart from this, Aron Baynes also has an appreciable achievement in his national career playing for the Australian team. In fact, he played at the 2010 FIBA World Championship held in Turkey.

Besides, Aron represented Australia in the 2012 Summer Olympics and the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup held in Spain.

Likewise, he was also a part of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro and the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup in China.

Baynes was also part of the Australian team for the 2020 Summer Olympics held in Tokyo.

However, he suffered a severe neck injury during their game against Italy and had to opt out of his bronze-winning team.

Highlights And Achievements 

  • NBA champion in 2014
  • Slovenian Cup champion and Supercup champion in 2013
  • Lithuanian League champion and Cup winner in 2010
  • Lithuanian League Slam Dunk Contest champion

Who Is The Spouse Of Aron Baynes? 

The handsome Australian basketball player is a happily married man. This might be a piece of heart-breaking news to hear for his female fans. However, it’s the truth, and we must accept it.

Coming to the main point, the girl who won Aron’s heart is his long-term girlfriend, Rachel Adekponya.

Rachel is none other than the younger sister of an Australian Basketball player, Matthew Adekponya. 

Both Aron and Rachel seem to be very secretive regarding their personal life and always remain low-key.

The couple has not revealed the exact wedding date and venue. However, we can easily guess that the couple met each other through Rachel’s brother. 

Aron Baynes, Ready For A Vacation With His Wife And Kids
Aron Baynes, Ready For A Vacation With His Wife And Kids ( Source: Instagram)

Moreover, the couple is the proud parents of three children. They welcomed their first and only son named, Mason Baynes, on May 8, 2016.

Their eldest daughter was born on July 16, 2018, and their youngest on December 2020, respectively. 

As of now, the couple is living happily with their children in Brisbane, Australia. 

Net Worth

The 6 feet 10 inches basketball player has earned fame from his basketball career and amassed a handsome salary. 

Baynes has an estimated net worth of $23 million as of June 2024. 

His current deal with Brisbane Bullets hasn’t been revealed, but previously he earned $7 million from Toronto Raptors in the 2021-22 season.

It looks like the basketball player is living a lavish life with his fortune. Besides, he got a very beautiful house in Newton, Massachusetts, worth $1.585 million.

Moreover, news surfaced that Baynes sold his house at $1.699 million ($114,000 more than he paid) and bought a home in Phoenix’s coveted Arcadia neighborhood for $2.54 million. 

He is also a lover of fancy cars and has a few collections of fancy sports cars in his garage. 

Even though most of his income is generated from basketball contracts, he earns extra money from brand endorsements and advertisements.

Here is a list of his salary increment and the teams he has played with.

Team Season Salary
Toronto Raptors 2020/21 $7,000,000
Phoenix Suns 2019/20 $5,456,280
Boston Celtics 2018/19 $5,193,600
Boston Celtics 2017/18 $4,300,000
Detroit Pistons 2016/17 $6,500,000
Detroit Pistons 2015/16 $6,500,000

Rumors & Controversies

Baynes likes to avoid rumors and controversies, unlike other NBA players.

We have often seen NBA players falling into controversies due to their statements or rude activities.

However, this gentleman has remained very clean and manages his professional career very smoothly.

Social Media Presence

Baynes has been very active on social media. He likes to keep updating his fans and often shares his beautiful moments on the internet.

At present, he is available on social media platforms like Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. 

Aron’s social media platform is full of basketball-related pictures, but he also frequently posts photos of his wife and children. It looks like this NBA player is making a good balance of his personal and social life.

Instagram: 140K Followers

Twitter: 70.2K Followers

Facebook: 170K Followers

Popularity Graph 

Playing in the NBA as well as in the Australian league, Aron Baynes has surely maintained a huge fanbase, who are keen to know any details regarding him.

Aron Baynes Search Graph 2023
Aron Baynes Search Graph 2023 (Source: Google Trend)

The above graph represents his search interest in the last 12 months. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Is Aron Baynes retiring from a basketball career?

Aron missed the entire 2021/22 NBA campaign to focus on his nerve recovery. However, he is not retiring and is playing for the Brisbane Bullets in Australia's national basketball league. 

How did Aron Baynes get injured?

Aron Baynes suffered nerve damage after his Tokyo Olympics against Italy. All this happened after he slipped into the changing room while celebrating their victory over Italy. However, he is fine as of now.

Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah is an engineer and content writer passionate about sports and athletics. With a background in engineering and a love for all things active, Sanjib brings a unique perspective to the world of sports writing. Whether he is covering the latest trends in sports technology or sharing tips on improving your game, Sanjib's words are always rooted in a deep appreciation for players' hard work and dedication everywhere. In his free time, you can find him hitting the courts or hitting the trails, always looking for new ways to challenge himself and improve his skills.

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