an awful lot of assumptions in that. The Suns drafted a big and signed another one, but still wanted to give Baynes more than the minimum?
Again, Alex Len had a very similar season to Baynes last season, performing better on some stats (rebounding rate, block rate, FG%, TS%, PER) and worse on others (3p%, assist rate, turnover rate) while grading out almost identical on box score +/-, Value over replacement player, win shares, though Len still shaded Baynes on all of those.
what I'm getting at here, is that these two guys offer VERY similar level of production. Baynes fits better in TO because he has had a better three point % last year, but they both shoot at about 33% over their careers. Len is also 7 years younger.
I'm not here to argue that Len is a better player or a better fit for TO, I'm saying what these two guys offer is VERY similar and yet Len got a minimum contract. So the idea that Baynes would be considered lucky to get more than the minimum being "stupid" simply shows your own lack of objectivity.