Toronto Raptors: Stock Take, plus Terence Davis is for real

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Chris Boucher

Without Serge Ibaka in the lineup, the Raptors have lost out on their depth at the forward and center positions, but Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and Chris Boucher have filled in nicely. Hollis-Jefferson got his rightful credit last week, so this week it’s the turn of Boucher, who put together a solid week for the Raptors.

Boucher averaged 9.3 points, 8.3 rebounds, and 0.3 assists per game during the past three games, shooting 48-percent from three-point range. He’s definitely still a work in progress, even at 26 years old, but it still feels like Boucher has the potential to break out at any moment.

This week, it felt Boucher was just a little bit closer to breaking out. He showed that he can score inside, in pick-and-roll, and occasionally knock down a jump shot. As a back-up forward/center, Boucher is exactly what the Raptors need in limited minutes.

His dunk over Mo Bamba proved to be the moment of the week for Boucher, and it was a testament that the Raptors have been able to get more out of an undrafted free agent than the Orlando Magic have got out of the number six overall pick from the 2018 NBA Draft.

That dunk over Bamba sent the crowd buzzing, and while it wasn’t enough to send Boucher into the good books, it certainly strengthened his case.