1. Denver Nuggets
The Nuggets felt the sting of what winning a championship can do to a team’s roster, as their bench was ravaged by free agency. Thomas Bryant went to Miami, Jeff Green departed for Houston, and bench ace Bruce Brown signed a very expensive deal with the Pacers.
One way to replenish their depth could be adding Boucher, who seems like the type of stretch big that has typically had success alongside Nikola Jokic in Denver. Jokic’s contract makes adding players via free agency rough, but trading for Boucher could circumvent that.
Will the Denver Nuggets try to get Chris Boucher?
The Nuggets have traded some of their draft capital over the next few years in order to build a championship-level team successfully, but they are by no means in a bad situation with regards to how many picks are shipped out. Boucher could be acquired for a handful of less important selections, and a huge hole would be fixed by this enticing asset.
The Raptors can sometimes be loyal to a fault, but that loyalty can often manifest in trade talks. The front office has typically been very consistent with sending well-regarded players to situations conducive to winning. Giving Boucher a shot at a ring with Denver would be much appreciated by all parties.