Sixth Man: Chris Boucher
At the beginning of the season, Boucher was so inept on both ends that he received a DNP. Boucher has turned things around in such a shocking fashion that he has become the team’s best bench player. He didn’t have a ton of competition on the league’s worst bench, but he still has been excellent in the winter months.
Since the start of December, Boucher is averaging 12.0 points and 7.4 rebounds per game while making just under half of his shots from the field. Boucher has placed a greater emphasis on vacuuming up rebounds, and it’s helped Toronto fare a bit better when it comes to
Chris Boucher has turned things around for the Toronto Raptors.
Boucher might be on the move at the trade deadline considering the possibility Toronto could try to trade his expiring contract for picks and depth. If the Raptors make this trade, they might be losing out on one of the best reserve players they have in a very thin rotation.
The Raptors have the league’s worst bench in terms of points per game. It was so putrid on Monday night that Nick Nurse only went with seven players in a loss against the Heat, with Justin Champagnie suiting up for nine minutes. If anyone on the bench deserves to be heralded for his efforts, it’s the stringy power forward.