Core or Ignore: Which Toronto Raptors are a part of the long-term plan?

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Ignore: Chris Boucher

It's tough to see a long-time Raptor like Boucher reach the end of his tenure, but with an MCL-tear capping off a season filled with DNPs and reduced opportunities. Boucher's time with Toronto has likely come to an end.

In his sixth season with the Raptors, Boucher averaged 6.4 points and 4.1 rebounds per game. With his minutes per game reducing from around twenty per game to fourteen this year, it is clear that head coach Darko Rajaković does not see Boucher fitting into his long-term plan for the team.

The former G-League MVP established himself as a fan favourite due to his unrelenting motor, but concerns about his shot selection and ability to buy into a defensive philosophy that emphasizes discipline over highlight plays leave him unlikely to return as a valuable rotation piece.

In a perfect world, re-signing Boucher would be a great move for locker room morale, though it's unlikely that the 31-year-old would be willing to move into a Garrett Temple-esque role for a rebuilding team when his skillset would likely gain interest from a variety of contenders.