Khem Birch Stats
- Height / Weight
- 81 / 233 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 9/28/1992 (29)
Khem Birch Last 10 Games
Khem Birch News
Toronto Raptors center Khem Birch and guard Gary Trent Jr. (quadriceps) won't be in the lineup on Monday for the preseason opener against the Philadelphia 76ers. Birch remains away from the team while adhering to the league's health and safety protocols surrounding COVID-19, while Trent has been plagued by lingering soreness in his left quad. Pascal Siakam (shoulder) and Chris Boucher (finger) are also out, so Goran Dragic will slide over to the two spot, with Scottie Barnes and Precious Achiuwa left to handle things underneath the rim.
Toronto Raptors center Khem Birch continues to see his fantasy value skyrocket heading into the regular season. With Pascal Siakam (shoulder) expected to miss a few months and Chris Boucher likely to see more time as a power forward, Birch has a clear path toward a consistent role as an effective fantasy option. The 28-year-old out of UNLV averaged 11.9 points, 7.6 boards, and 1.2 blocks during the 2020-21 campaign but could easily surpass those marks, primarily with a routine presence in the middle, at least until Siakam makes his way back.
Toronto Raptors center Khem Birch scored a career-high 20 points on 8-for-10 shooting from the field and 2-for-2 from deep in Thursday's 121-111 loss against the Nuggets. Birch added eight rebounds, four assists, two steals and one block in the impressive performance. The Canadian big man has been an underrated addition for the Raptors, as the 28-year-old has averaged 10.8 points, 7.2 rebounds and 1.4 blocks per game since joining the team, while serving primarily as the starting center. Birch is worth adding in deeper formats, as big man Chris Boucher (knee) is not with the team on the west coast road trip.
Toronto Raptors center Khem Birch showed off double-double form on Tuesday, finishing a 116-103 loss to the Nets with 13 points and a game-high 14 rebounds. He shot 5-for-9 from the field and 3-for-4 at the charity stripe while handing out one assist and delivering one block in 33 minutes of action. Birch quickly moved into the starting five when he arrived in Toronto, and the Canadian has been solid with his work, getting 9.8 points and 7.1 rebounds a night with 1.4 blocks and 58.7 percent shooting. He can take advantage of Nikola Jokic's lackluster defense next when Toronto faces Denver on Thursday. Opposing centers are shooting 56 percent from the field against the Nuggets this season, only six other sides have been more generous towards the position.