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[Shams] Khem Birch expected to sign with the Toronto Raptors after being waived by Orlando

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Re: [Shams] Khem Birch expected to sign with the Toronto Raptors after being waived by Orlando 

Post#61 » by douggood » Thu Apr 8, 2021 3:08 pm

i want boston/bkn/nyk etc to claim him off waivers just to see the reaction on this board.
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Re: [Shams] Khem Birch expected to sign with the Toronto Raptors after being waived by Orlando 

Post#62 » by kwajo » Thu Apr 8, 2021 3:10 pm

If this works out this might represent the only type of reliable waiver/buy-out signing we're ever going to get: bringing Canadian players home.

How long before SGA and RJ get released so we can claim them too? [/green]
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Re: [Shams] Khem Birch expected to sign with the Toronto Raptors after being waived by Orlando 

Post#64 » by fbalmeida » Thu Apr 8, 2021 3:14 pm

«It’s a hard pill to swallow because I know I’m going to be out of the lineup at some point.» - Aron Baynes
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Re: [Shams] Khem Birch expected to sign with the Toronto Raptors after being waived by Orlando 

Post#65 » by fbalmeida » Thu Apr 8, 2021 3:15 pm

Baynes is now the 3rd string center behind Birch and Gillespie.

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Re: [Shams] Khem Birch expected to sign with the Toronto Raptors after being waived by Orlando 

Post#66 » by UcanUwill » Thu Apr 8, 2021 3:16 pm

alpngso wrote:fck.. he’s pretty good. will definitely help the team improve which means less likely to lose games for tanking


Is he pretty good? I never thought he was any good honestly, kinda a random center who could easily be out of the league, but for some reason isn't.
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Re: [Shams] Khem Birch expected to sign with the Toronto Raptors after being waived by Orlando 

Post#67 » by douggood » Thu Apr 8, 2021 3:16 pm

kwajo wrote:If this works out this might represent the only type of reliable waiver/buy-out signing we're ever going to get: bringing Canadian players home.

How long before SGA and RJ get released so we can claim them too? [/green]

we signed jereme lin, who was the best bought out player that year, just because he didnt workout ( like many of the buyouts) doesnt mean we cant sign players. there are 2 reasons players sign, location/off court reasons, or championship reasons.
Mil has signed most players.
our track record after signing birch will be the same as some of the bigger named teams out there (this list was before this signing season (before drummond etc))

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Post#68 » by ruckus » Thu Apr 8, 2021 3:19 pm

So, can we call Boucher and Birch, Block Quebecois?
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Post#69 » by vulture » Thu Apr 8, 2021 3:19 pm

He will keep siakam and OG healthy and that's all that matters at this point.
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Post#71 » by DelAbbot » Thu Apr 8, 2021 3:23 pm

douggood wrote:i want boston/bkn/nyk etc to claim him off waivers just to see the reaction on this board.


Boston makes a lot of sense:
- replaces Theis: check
- treadmilling: check
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Post#72 » by Vorticity » Thu Apr 8, 2021 3:23 pm

Nick Nurse stealth turning the Raptors to Team Canada :lol:
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Post#73 » by alpngso » Thu Apr 8, 2021 3:24 pm

UcanUwill wrote:
alpngso wrote:fck.. he’s pretty good. will definitely help the team improve which means less likely to lose games for tanking


Is he pretty good? I never thought he was any good honestly, kinda a random center who could easily be out of the league, but for some reason isn't.


as a rotation big i think he is. he’ll not be a negative like Baynes is
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Post#74 » by AbC? » Thu Apr 8, 2021 3:24 pm

I really hope this is just a move to limit wear and tear on OG/Siakam and not some deluded attempt to make the play-in series.
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Post#75 » by douggood » Thu Apr 8, 2021 3:25 pm

alpngso wrote:
UcanUwill wrote:
alpngso wrote:fck.. he’s pretty good. will definitely help the team improve which means less likely to lose games for tanking


Is he pretty good? I never thought he was any good honestly, kinda a random center who could easily be out of the league, but for some reason isn't.


as a rotation big i think he is. he’ll not be a negative like Baynes is

birch .314 FG% in his last 20 games
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Post#76 » by Knucknbuc » Thu Apr 8, 2021 3:26 pm

should have just called up alize johnson. good enough to get minutes on the nets but cant replace baynes while he was here...

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Post#77 » by OAKLEY_2 » Thu Apr 8, 2021 3:28 pm

rocky_da_best wrote:Does this help with the tank?

In a way because the best player in real time 5-15 is Davion Mitchell. We need to trade down if we tank too hard. Rapz figuring out a landing spot...
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Post#78 » by Tor_Raps » Thu Apr 8, 2021 3:29 pm

douggood wrote:
alpngso wrote:
UcanUwill wrote:
Is he pretty good? I never thought he was any good honestly, kinda a random center who could easily be out of the league, but for some reason isn't.


as a rotation big i think he is. he’ll not be a negative like Baynes is

birch .314 FG% in his last 20 games


Dear god, how can you even have a shooting percentage like that from the Center spot?

We're replacing Baynes with a Canadian Baynes based on the numbers lol
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Post#79 » by metafisical » Thu Apr 8, 2021 3:29 pm

douggood wrote:
alpngso wrote:
UcanUwill wrote:
Is he pretty good? I never thought he was any good honestly, kinda a random center who could easily be out of the league, but for some reason isn't.


as a rotation big i think he is. he’ll not be a negative like Baynes is

birch .314 FG% in his last 20 games


Good. I hope he goes south of the Mendoza line on our team.
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Re: [Shams] Khem Birch expected to sign with the Toronto Raptors after being waived by Orlando 

Post#80 » by And1Skip » Thu Apr 8, 2021 3:29 pm

He's not good enough (or at least with a good enough track record) to be ring chasing (or at least get on a playoff team). He mainly wants playing time and development going into this summer's National team duties and into his free agency. Playing for Nurs/Raptors makes the most sense on both fronts (likely be re-signed by Raptors to be next year's backup C).

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