Phoenix Suns’ Aron Baynes Donates To Austrailian Bushfire Relief

LOS ANGELES: Nine Australian NBA stars have partnered with the league and the National Basketball Players Association Foundation to donate US$750,000 towards relief and recovery efforts for Australia’s bushfire disaster, the NBA said Tuesday (Jan 8). “We are heartbroken over the devastation these fires are causing all across our homeland,” the players said in a joint statement. “Our thoughts are with our families, friends and all of the people of Australia. We hope you feel our love and support and know that we will continue to bring awareness to this crisis globally and provide assistance in any way we can.” The players contributing to the fund include Philadelphia 76ers duo Ben Simmons and Jonah Bolden and Phoenix Suns ace Aron Baynes. San Antonio’s Patty Mills, Ryan Broekhoff (Dallas Mavericks), Matthew Dellavedova and Dante Exum (Cleveland Cavaliers), Joe Ingles (Utah Jazz) and Thon Maker (Detroit Pistons) also contributed. Read More… Deandre Ayton + Aron Baynes duo in the Suns’ starting lineup has been a hot topic of discussion lately, and for good reason. There’s positives and negatives to this experiment from Suns head coach Monty Williams. The good is that the Ayton/Baynes combo is plus-5.5 points per 100 possessions better than the opposition on a small sample size (37 minutes). The bad is that when Baynes isn’t hitting threes, the spacing isn’t the best and faster teams can run them off the floor. We saw the bad side of it on Sunday versus the Grizzlies. Read More… Bridges making biggest sacrifice for Phoenix Suns this season.

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