3 Raptors players most likely to be traded away this summer

If the Toronto Raptors do pull off a trade or two this summer, these three players are the ones more likely to be traded away
Bruce Brown, Toronto Raptors and Julius Randle, New York Knicks
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No. 2: Chris Boucher

One player remains on the Toronto Raptors' roster from the 2019 Championship, and that player is Chris Boucher. The longtime backup big man has spent the last six seasons in the 905 and played a total of 356 games for the Raptors.

At one point the franchise surely hoped and expected Boucher to develop into a starting center, but that never happened. They also hoped for a dynamic two-way unicorn who could both block shots (he had that part down) and hit 3-pointers; outside of one strong season in 2020-21, he wasn't able to consistently knock down shots from the perimeter.

Boucher settled in, therefore, as a reserve big man, able to play the 4 or the 5 but unfit for large minutes. He averaged just 14.1 minutes per game in 50 appearances this past season before suffering a knee injury and missing the end of the season.

In contrast to McDaniels, while Boucher is no longer in the Raptors' plans moving forward, his $10.8 million salary is significant enough that (1) Toronto could free up real options in free agency by dumping him on a team with cap space, or (2) the Raptors could use him as matching salary in a trade for a valuable player.

Either way, Boucher being traded off of the team helps out Toronto, so look for them to shop him around and see if another team wants to take a shot on his skillset.