Baynes re-signed with the Spurs on Saturday after a stunning 12 months in which he played 53 NBA matches and represented Australia at the 2014 FIBA World Cup.

The 27-year-old was a back-up option for Gregg Popovich's side last season but showed his class in a seven-minute burst against the Portland Trail Blazers in the play-offs.

Baynes hit eight points and contributed five rebounds in that stint, a clear indication of what he is capable of.

And despite his new deal being only for a year, Baynes is determined to seize the chance.

"It was a great season last year," Baynes told NBA Australia.

"And being able to return a full championship roster is something that is not easily done and not often done so I'm happy to be part of it.

"I'm just focusing on this year and both myself and the Spurs know what we want to do, we want to compete and go for another title and that's what I'm focused on."

Baynes is hoping another season under Spurs coach Popovich will continue his development and said his presence was a key reason in his decision to stay.

"Playing under Pop [Popovich] is great," he added.

"His understanding of the game and how he sees things means that you can only learn good things when you're around him.

"He's definitely helped me grow as a player and as a person on and off the court so I'm pretty lucky to be under his tutelage."

Baynes and the Spurs begin their 2014-15 season against the Dallas Mavericks on October 28.