The 12 Greatest Raptors in history, ranked by Player Efficiency Rating (PER)

Kyle Lowry, DeMar DeRozan, Jonas Valanciunas, Toronto Raptors
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No. 7: Chris Boucher, 19.1

Our list continues with another role player at No. 7, although this player's path to landing on this list is a bit easier to track. The 6'9" Chris Boucher was a defensive monster at Oregon, making a Final Four in his senior season before he went undrafted in 2017 and signed a two-way contract with the Golden State Warriors.

He played one single minute as a rookie for the Warriors and was waived the following summer, when he caught on with the Toronto Raptors on a training camp deal. He parlayed that into a two-way contract, that dominated in the G League and earned a full contract by the end of that season, and has been with the Raptors for the five years since.

Nicknamed the "Tre-Boucher" for his long-limbed shot release, the theory of the case for Chris Boucher is simple: he is an elite weakside shot-blocker, an excellent rebounder and a decent-enough 3-point shooter to spot-up outside of the arc. PER tends to over-index on "big man" stats like rebounds and blocks, which benefits a player like Boucher.

Boucher saw his role expand in the Tampa season of 2020-21 in the absence of other big men on the team, nearly doubling his minutes from the year before and averaging 13.6 points, 6.7 rebounds and 1.9 blocks per game. His role has decreased slowly ever since, and his time with the team may be close to over, but his spot on this list is likely to stay.