Orlando Magic waive center Khem Birch

Mar 30, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Orlando Magic center Khem Birch (24) grabs a rebound during the first half against the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

The Orlando Magic on Thursday released backup center Khem Birch after three-plus seasons.

The 6-foot-9 Birch is expected to sign with the Toronto Raptors in the coming days, per reports. Birch will be an unrestricted free agent after the season.

Birch, 28, averaged 5.3 points and 5.1 rebounds in 19.8 minutes per game this season. He appeared in 48 games (five starts) for the Magic. Wendell Carter Jr. and Mo Bamba are expected to split minutes at center the rest of the season.

Birch has averaged 4.7 points and 4.4 rebounds in 188 career games (30 starts) for Orlando.

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