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Toronto Raptors totally free representative center Khem Birch is re-signing with the group, according to his representative. The agreement is a three-year, $20 million offer. The six-foot-nine Montreal native lastly has the chance to stay on Canada’s only NBA group for the foreseeable future. In the 2020-21 NBA season, in 67 video games played, Birch balanced 7.2 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.3 helps per video game. He likewise ranked 11th in the league in offending rebounding portion (11.6 percent) and 12th total for offending rebounds (174).

On July 10, 2019, the center signed a two-year, $$6 million agreement with the Orlando Magic. Last season, he made $2,586,036. On April 8, 2021, he was waived by the Magic. 2 days later on, he signed an agreement to play the rest of his season for the Raptors. On April 11, 2021, Birch made his launching for the Raptors at Madison Square Garden versus the New York City Knicks. In Toronto’s 102-96 loss, the fourth-year gamer had 4 points and 5 rebounds in 18 minutes of play. 3 days later on, in the 117-112 success over the San Antonio Spurs, he connected his career-high with 14 points, 6 rebounds, one help, one take and 2 blocks.

On the Raptors, he made a NBA career-high season average of 11.9 points per video game. While he just played 19 video games for the Raptors last season, he taped a greater basket portion (.556) in Toronto than in the 48 video games had fun with the Magic. Nevertheless, the 28-year-old center likewise dedicated 21 more turnovers in 29 less video games played in Toronto than he carried out in Orlando. For the many part, Birch assisted the Raptors to play more like a competitor when dealing with remarkable groups. His existence on the court assisted particularly on defense and obtaining rebounds.

Although the group ended up 27-45 (.375) last season, ranking 5th in the Atlantic Department and 12th in the Eastern Conference, they are not far off from going back to the playoffs in the coming seasons. Basic supervisor Bobby Webster needs to do what he can to keep Fred VanVleet and Pascal Siakim on the lineup. In early February, Webster was re-signed to a multi-year extension to stay as the group’s GM in Toronto. Moreover, Siakim’s name has actually been pointed out throughout several trade report posts and tweets on the Web recently. Fans can just hypothesize offseason relocations today.



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