Aron Baynes. (Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Aron Baynes visited Roxbury Crossing's Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center yesterday for the Celtics' year-end carnival to celebrate students' commitment to academics. Two thousand students from 26 Boston Public Middle Schools were recognized.
Baynes told WBZ NewsRadio's Adam Kaufman he loves getting out in the community.
"It's awesome being able to come out here, reward the kids for a good school year and interact with them in a different environment," he said. "It's something I don't normally get to do, having fun, running around, playing games, knocking some of them down, you know, good times for all of us!"
As for Baynes' team, C's fell short, which he admitted is frustrating.
"We had a lot of talent, but we just didn't find a way to play as a team throughout," he said.
Baynes has a 5-point-5 million dollar player option for next season, but hasn't determined his future.
"I love Boston, Boston's been great to me," he said. "My family's really comfortable here, and there's no better place to play than TD Garden. I want to be there, I want to experience those moments again. Hopefully, have a chat with Danny and Brad over the next couple of weeks and see what their thoughts are as well. You know, if everything lines up, I'd love to be able to come back. For me, you know, my heart's still in this."
WBZ NewsRadio's Adam Kaufman (@AdamMKaufman) reports