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Pistons Links: Aron Baynes is talking Spurs, Joe Dumars news, and Brandon Jennings tweeting

We have a good one on our hands Tuesday night, as the Spurs visit The Palace. Links time!

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Pistons' Baynes prefers to set example for young team -- Detroit Free Press

Baynes, 29, spent three seasons with the Spurs before signing with the Pistons this past off-season.

Signed to spell starting center Andre Drummond, it was hoped that some of the Spurs' way would rub off on the young Pistons.

Baynes said it's not being vocal -- it's approaching tasks with professionalism.

SVG on Baynes:

"We knew when we signed him that he's a very good player, we have great confidence in him, and we also needed a guy who could play in these situations because of Andre's free-throw-shooting problems," Van Gundy said after the victory over the Celtics. "Even though it's not a huge minute thing, the value is higher because there are going to be a lot of games where those minutes are played like tonight, down the stretch in a close game, and he's a guy you can count on."

Who would win an arm wrestling match between Aron Baynes and Spurs backup center Boban Marjanovic?

In case you missed the Boban link from a few months ago here, again behold Boban scaring the Hansbrough out of Tyler Hansbrough.

And a new one, here Boban makes Timmy Duncan look kind of small.

Pistons-Spurs Game Preview from Pounding The Rock

Outside of the contenders, I consider the Pistons one of the toughest matchups on paper for the Spurs. Jackson had his moments against San Antonio as an OKC backup and he's now got a team that leverages his skillset, and Drummond will be a handful for Timmy all night long. I like the matchup a bit more if Marcus Morris (tendinitis in his left knee) sits out another game, and LaMarcus Aldridge should be too much for Ersan Ilyasova to handle either way.

Anderson, McCallum get a taste of home -- San Antonio Express-News

Homeward bound, too

Tuesday, the Spurs are in Detroit, old stomping grounds for guard Ray McCallum.

McCallum spent his final two prep seasons at Detroit Country Day School before playing for his father, Ray Sr., for three seasons at Detroit before leaving for the NBA in 2013.

Back-to-back tracker

Tuesday at the Pistons, the Spurs will put on the line a spotless 6-0 record on the second night of a back-to-back.

Coach Gregg Popovich opted to play his full roster in Brooklyn, and said before Monday's game he would consider whether to rest players in Detroit on the flight west.

Hope the Spurs are at full strength so we can see what the Pistons can do.

Joe Dumars likely to eventually 'assume control' of Pelicans, according to report -- SBNation

I'm rooting for Joe D. to be successful and I'm sure most of the readers here are too. It's going to be tough to top the very solid overall job he did in Detroit.

Brandon Jennings: Draymond Green is better than Blake Griffin -- FoxSports

Jennings is right.

Better to think of it like this. Who would you rather start a team with, Green or Griffin? Griffin is quite a player with many strengths, but the right pick is Green by a landslide, right?


Get your snacks ready for the game, I think it will be a nail-biter!