Baynes will start Wednesday's matchup against the Pistons, Blake Murphy of The Athletic reports.
Baynes is getting his first start since Valentine's Day, as the Raptors are without three starters due to COVID-19 protocols. As a starter this season, Baynes has averaged 5.6 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 18.8 minutes.
Baynes recorded nine points (4-8 FG, 1-1 3Pt), six rebounds and one block over 15 minutes in Friday's 122-111 win over the Rockets.
Baynes continued to come off the bench Friday even with Pascal Siakam (COVID-19 protocols) unavailable against Houston, and he didn't see a major uptick in playing time. He generated modest production in the scoring and rebound columns against the Rockets. However, his results have been fairly limited during his first season with the Raptors.
Baynes will come off the bench Tuesday against the Bucks, Matt Devlin of TSN reports.
The 34-year-old has started in all 24 of his appearances this season, but he'll move to the bench with OG Anunoby (calf) returning from a 10-game absence. Norman Powell and Pascal Siakam will join Anunoby in the starting frontcourt Tuesday.
Baynes totaled six points (3-7 FG, 0-2 3Pt), five rebounds, one assist and one steal over 24 minutes in Sunday's 116-112 loss to the Timberwolves.
Although Baynes has started every game for the Raptors this season, he hasn't generated excessive production. He had limited availability in Sunday's matchup due to foul trouble, and he was the least productive starter in the narrow loss to Minnesota. The 34-year-old has had a limited fantasy ceiling to begin the year.
Baynes (groin) is available for Friday's game against the Nets, Blake Murphy of The Athletic reports.
Baynes was probable for Wednesday's contest due to a strained right groin, so it comes as little surprise to see him active against Brooklyn. The 34-year-old is averaging 7.3 points and 9.3 rebounds over 26.8 minutes per game across the past four matchups.
Baynes is probable for Friday's game against the Nets due to strained right groin.
Baynes has seen increased run lately, averaging 7.3 points, 9.3 rebounds and 1.0 assists across 26.8 minutes during the last four games. However, he's dealing with a groin injury that was likely suffered in Tuesday's win over the Magic. That said, he should still see the court Friday.
Baynes ended with eight points (3-6 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT), 16 rebounds and one assist in 29 minutes during Sunday's 115-102 victory over the Magic.
Baynes continues to log decent minutes for the Raptors and came through with a season-high 16 rebounds. Not only is he increasing his fantasy stock, if only slightly, but he is also making Chris Boucher a tough player to start right now. Baynes' ceiling is quite limited, and so despite the playing time, he is more of a streaming option as opposed to a must-roster player.
Baynes posted 12 points (5-9 FG, 2-2 3Pt), seven rebounds, an assist and a blocked shot across 17 minutes in Sunday's 107-102 win over the Pacers.
Baynes put up one of his best outings of the season in the victory, but success had been elusive for the veteran. The breakout play of Chris Boucher has often left Baynes watching from the bench. Although he's started every game for Toronto, he's only averaged a paltry 3.8 points and 5.8 rebounds per game.
Baynes went for zero points (0-1 FG, 0-1 3Pt) and one rebound across 11 minutes during Monday's 116-93 win over the Mavericks.
The horrendous play from Baynes continued here, as he was held scoreless for his second game in a row and had an extremely limited role despite receiving the start. The 34-year-old center couldn't be playing any worse, so it would be no surprise if he loses the starting role soon, especially with Chris Boucher coming alive off the bench.
Baynes will start in Thursday's game against the Hornets, Josh Lewenberg of TSN.ca reports.
After three straight games out of the rotation, Baynes will draw his eighth start of the season. The 34-year-old center has struggled mightily for Toronto, as he failed to score in each of his last two starts. The return to the starting lineup may not be a sign of things to come for Baynes, as Alex Len is out for this game due to personal reasons.
Baynes (coach's decision) didn't see the court Sunday in the Raptors' 106-105 loss to the Warriors.
Head coach Nick Nurse used his third different starting center in as many games Sunday, shifting Pascal Siakam over from power forward while moving Norman Powell up from the second unit. The undersized center tandem of Siakam and Chris Boucher could become the preferred options for Nurse, though the bigger-bodied Baynes and Alex Len may occasionally absorb minutes against more traditional back-to-the-basket centers. Even so, after being held out of the rotation for two games in a row, Baynes likely won't be worth holding even in deeper leagues.
Baynes isn't starting Friday's game against the Kings, Eric Smith of Sportsnet 590 The Fan reports.
Baynes will come off the bench for the first time this year after being held scoreless in each of the last two games. Alex Len will take his place in the starting five against Sacramento.
Baynes went scoreless in Wednesday's game against the Suns.
It was the third straight scoreless effort for Baynes, who thus far has not been up to the task of filling in for the departed Marc Gasol-Serge Ibaka tandem. Nick Nurse has also been hesitant to go to Chris Boucher off the bench, but considering the Raptors are off to a 1-6 start, some changes could be coming.
Baynes managed zero points (0-5 FG) and four rebounds across 14 minutes during Monday's loss to the Celtics.
Baynes failed to score for the first time this season, but the scoring troubles were nothing new as he had failed to score in double figures in his previous three outings. The center was benched in favor of Alex Len to begin the second half, which could signal a lineup chance ahead of Toronto's next game Wednesday at Phoenix. Even if Baynes retains his role on the top unit, Chris Boucher still looks to be the most fantasy-friendly contributor among the Raptors' three centers.
Baynes recorded 13 points (6-11 FG, 1-4 3Pt), seven rebounds and one assist in 20 minutes during Saturday's 119-114 loss to the Spurs.
Through two games, Baynes is seeing 24.0 minutes and averaging 12.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and 1.0 threes. He's starting at center but has nearly split time with Chris Boucher, who's seeing 21.5 minutes per game. Baynes has upside in some deeper leagues, but his upside will be capped if he can't consistently see minutes in the mid-to-upper 20s. For his career, he's provided good value as a rebounder, adding solid field-goal percentage and free-throw percentages. Last season, he began hitting more threes, and his current number should tick up since he's hitting just 25.0 percent of his 4.0 attempts per game. In 2019-20, he shot 35.1 percent.
Baynes scored five points (2-4 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 0-1 FT) while adding five rebounds and a steal in 13 minutes during Saturday's 111-100 preseason win over the Hornets.
The offseason signing didn't see a big workload in his first game action as a Raptor, but Baynes flashed both his ability on the glass and his three-point range. With Marc Gasol and Serge Ibaka gone, there's a lot of court time available in the middle for Toronto, but it's not yet clear whether Baynes will see a big increase on the 22.3 minutes per game he got for the Suns last season.
Coach Nick Nurse said he anticipates Baynes starting at center this season, Josh Lewenberg of TSN.ca reports.
Not surprisingly, the Raptors will use their biggest free-agent addition in the starting five. Baynes started 28 games last season with the Suns and averaged 13.6 points, 6.7 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.7 threes in 26.2 minutes. A similar statline seems likely this year, with Chris Boucher and Alex Len backing Baynes up.
Baynes has agreed to a two-year, $14.3 million deal with the Raptors, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
Baynes resurrected his career with the Suns last season, averaging a career-high 11.5 points and 5.6 rebounds over 42 games played. The center has now earned a reported two-year deal with the Raptors. With Marc Gasol signing with the Lakers, Baynes will likely be considered the starting center on the squad to begin the 2020-21 campaign.
Baynes (knee) will remain out for Thursday's seeding game finale against the Mavericks, Gerald Bourguet of FanSided reports.
Baynes has been making some progress in terms of playing four-on-four, but he's not yet ready for full-speed NBA basketball. If the Suns lose Thursday, he'll have to wait until next season to take the court.
Baynes (knee) did not play in Tuesday's win over Philadelphia.
Baynes' status was never fully clarified, but he was bumped up to questionable prior to game time, so he appears to be nearing a potential Orlando debut. The big man may be available for Thursday's seeding game finale Thursday versus Dallas.
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