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Nick Nurse expects Aron Baynes to be Raptors’ starting center

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Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse said he anticipates opening the season with Aron Baynes as the starting center.

The expected starting lineup on the team’s opening night will be Kyle Lowry, Fred VanVleet, OG Anunoby, Pascal Siakam and Baynes, with Norman Powell coming off the bench as the sixth man, notes Josh Lewenberg of TSN Sports.

Last season, Baynes improved as a three-point shooter with the Phoenix Suns, making 1.4 threes per game and shooting 35.1 percent from three-point.

Baynes, 34, agreed to a two-year, $14.3 million deal with the Raptors in free agency after centers Marc Gasol and Serge Ibaka signed with the Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers, respectively.

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