I think he's easily worth more than a half dozen Aron Baynes but then, other than that short stretch where Baynes was an active threat from 3 he's more of a liability on the court than an asset.So much this. Ayton is more likely to disappear completely and lay an egg than carry us to victory.
The way I've always looked at him is it'ss harder to win without him but he isn't really responsible for very many wins on his own. I view that more as a depth issue than an Ayton thing. We've seen in the past that he hasn't even consistently outplayed his backups. He is really worth the cost of 2 and 1/2 Richaun Holmes or 4 Aron Baynes or 6 JaVale McGee's? I don't think so.
But right now, I'd say Holmes is the better player, day in day out. Ayton outplays him for short stretches in almost every game and completely outplays for the whole game once in a blue moon but Richaun outplays him the rest of the time. I'd gladly trade him for Haliburton and Holmes when Holmes is tradable although I'm afraid even Sacramento isn't stupid enough to make that deal. But if DA were truly a max level player, that would be a steal for the other guys.