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Raptors formally place centre Aron Baynes on waivers


The Toronto Raptors have formally waived centre Aron Baynes after only one season, the staff introduced on Wednesday.

The Australian’s $7.35-million deal was set to change into a assured contract on Thursday.

Though it’s unclear if talks materialized with different groups, there was an opportunity Baynes’ contract may have been used as a part of the nonetheless creating sign-and-trade that’s sending Kyle Lowry to the Miami Warmth. Guaranteeing his contract within the hopes such a deal got here to be, nonetheless, would have represented a big monetary danger to the Raptors.

By selecting to waive Baynes as a substitute earlier than his contract grew to become assured, he’ll now change into a free agent.

Baynes, 34, averaged 6.1 factors, 5.2 rebounds and 18.5 minutes in 53 video games for Toronto after signing as a free agent Nov. 25, 2020.


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