1. Miami Heat
While Toronto has a very difficult style of basketball to replicate given how unique their roster is, Miami’s chaotic defense is close enough schematically to the point where players like Boucher are considered even more valuable. Imagine him coming off the bench to spell Bam Adebayo.
While Markeiff Morris and PJ Tucker have had some fantastic individual moments in Miami, both of them are getting older. Boucher might turn 30 in the middle of next season, but he is a spring chicken when compared to these two greybeards. A three-year deal in excess of $12 million per year should be adequate value.
Toronto Raptors: Chris Boucher would fit in nicely on the Miami Heat.
With a parade of 3-point shooters captained by Tyler Herro and enough Bam Adebayo-led quality on the interior, Boucher won’t have a ton on his plate with the Heat. All he’ll have to do to justify the contract is play like his hair is on fire when he’s on defense and convert on some wide-open shots offensively.
If Kyle Lowry was impressed by what he saw from Boucher in the Tampa season, he could put in a good word with Erik Spoelstra and Pat Riley. With the signing of Boucher, Miami could keep their title-contending chances alive as they transition away from Morris and Tucker in the next few years.