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Toronto Raptors waive center Aron Baynes

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Aron Baynes (NBAE/Getty Images)

The Toronto Raptors have waived Aron Baynes, the team Wednesday announced.

The Raptors signed Baynes to a two-year contract last offseason. In waiving him prior to 5:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Aug. 4, his contract for the upcoming season will not become guaranteed.

Per the terms of his contract, Baynes would have been owed $7.35 million in the 2021-22 season.

Baynes' lone season with Toronto had its ups and downs, as the 34-year-old appeared in 53 games (31 starts), posting averages of 6.1 points and 5.2 rebounds while shooting just 44.1 percent from the field and 26.2 percent from 3-point range.

The move comes less than 24 hours after the team announced that it had waived Rodney Hood, DeAndre' Bembry and Paul Watson Jr.

After waiving Baynes, the Raptors roster currently has no traditional centers, as Montreal-native Khem Birch is still an unrestricted free agent.

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