3. Raptors trade Chris Boucher for backcourt depth
Boucher is looking like his old self lately, as the early season funk he was stuck in appears to have mostly ebbed away. However, he remains the most likely Raptor to be traded, as he is a free agent at the end of this year and Toronto has a positional logjam in the paint.
The Raptors are trying to find time for Boucher, Precious Achiuwa, and Khem Birch. This has led to quite a few lineups that don’t have the shooting skill to keep up with some offensively skilled lineups. If Boucher is traded, Toronto should try to get a veteran point guard or wing player that can help with spacing.
The Toronto Raptors could get some nice assets for Chris Boucher.
Boucher has been playing out of his mind lately, as his 16-rebound performance against the Suns on Tuesday night was one of the best games he has ever had in a Raptors uniform. However, when looking at the three centers this team brings off the bench, Boucher might be the most tradeable of the four.
With Achiuwa both raw and under team control for the next two years, he’s not leaving. Given Birch’s lack of dynamic offensive ability, he probably isn’t going anywhere. The Raptors could keep their dynamic bench player and profit from his hustle, but getting some guard depth might not be the worst idea in the world.