3 Toronto Raptors players who hurt their trade value in 2023

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA - APRIL 02: Chris Boucher #25 of the Toronto Raptors (Photo by Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images)
CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA - APRIL 02: Chris Boucher #25 of the Toronto Raptors (Photo by Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images) /
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The Toronto Raptors’ roster is going to look much different at the end of the offseason, as Masai Ujiri is likely well aware of how poorly the team performed down the stretch. The bench needs multiple players that can come in and make an impact, and more shooting is needed everywhere.

The Raptors are right up against the luxury tax and have three impact players potentially hitting the open market. In an Eastern Conference that is as deep as it has been in a decade, Toronto needs to realize that the need to improve its roster is critical at this point in time.

The Raptors’ front office might look to a trade to shake things up despite the fact that many of their best players didn’t improve their trade value this season. Sure, OG Anunoby was terrific on the defensive end, but the role players on this squad were subpar in many aspects and the starts didn’t always come through.

These 3 Raptors players saw their value decrease this season, making them much less attractive names for someone looking to improve their squad. Be it through a traditional deal or a sign-and-trade swap, Toronto might find it tougher to get adequate value back for this trio.

3 Toronto Raptors who hurt their trade value in 2022-23

3. Chris Boucher

Before this season, Boucher was likely regarded around the league as a solid bench piece with the versatility needed to occupy multiple different roles. After being rewarded with a very nice three-year contract, Boucher did little to show the Raptors he was an indispensable bench piece.

Boucher’s 9.4 points per game were identical to what he amassed last season, with his rebounds and blocks per game all slightly down. Having turned 30 in the middle of the season, there are reasons to suspect that Boucher’s best seasons are officially behind him.

Chris Boucher didn’t play amazingly for the Toronto Raptors.

Boucher, who is still owed a good chunk of money for two more seasons, might be viewed by some teams as more of a negative asset. While he can go off on the offensive end every now and again, there are too many games where he comes in and provides next to nothing.

Boucher is a nice guy and has been a tremendous example of how a player’s will to improve, combined with Toronto’s development, can produce wonderful results. However, he might be on the tail end of his prime, all while leading the Raptors with a significant tab to pick up.