The Toronto Raptors announced Wednesday they have re-signed restricted free agent forward Chris Boucher to a multi-year contract. Per team policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Boucher, 6-foot-10, 200 pounds, averaged 6.6 points, 4.5 rebounds, a team-high 1.0 blocks and 13.2 minutes in 62 games last season. He shot .472 (141-299) from the field, .322 (38-118) from three-point range and .784 (91-116) at the free throw line. Boucher scored in double figures in 15 games with three 20-point outings and recorded five double-doubles. He also led the reserves in scoring 13 times.
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Michael Scotto: The second year of Chris Boucher’s two-year, $13.5 million deal with the Toronto Raptors is non-guaranteed, @hoopshype has learned. Boucher drew interest from six teams.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Chris Boucher has agreed to a two-year, $13.5M deal to stay with the Toronto Raptors, his agent Sam Permut of @Roc Nation Sports tells ESPN.
Michael Scotto: The Toronto Raptors and Chris Boucher agreed to a two-year deal, which allows him to be converted to a standard NBA contract this season and includes a partial guarantee for next season, a league source told @TheAthleticNBA.
Shams Charania: Sources @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium: The Raptors and forward Chris Boucher have agreed to a multiyear NBA contract, converting Boucher to a full deal from his two-way.
Ryan Wolstat: Deng Adel is intriguing and made a big push, but Raptors went with Chris Boucher in the end. Wanted a young big man and Boucher beat out Eric Moreland.
Shams Charania: Forward Chris Boucher has agreed on a training camp deal with the Raptors, league sources tell Yahoo Sports. Boucher, who was a two-way contract player for the Warriors last season, played well for Toronto in summer league this month.
Shams Charania: Sources: The Golden State Warriors are waiving forward Chris Boucher, who signed a two-way NBA deal after the 2017 NBA draft. Boucher will be an unrestricted free agent.
Anthony Slater: Warriors still have two open two-way spots. Still possible they bring Chris Boucher back. Undecided. The Quinn Cook experience made them realize they may need guys who are ready to step in if needed, Myers said.
Shams Charania: The Golden State Warriors and Oregon’s Chris Boucher have agreed to a two-way NBA contract, league sources say.
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“I just wish I would have known up front and not have to beat around the bush to figure things out. That’s just my motivation there. They thought I was done. Basically, that’s how I feel. This is my opportunity to show them that I’m not done. But the most important thing for me is get the win. I don’t care how many numbers I have, it’s about getting the win. That’s the most important thing because if I get 40 and then we lose, the trade don’t look as bad from their aspect because they beat us that one game they did play us. So, my ultimate goal is to try to get a win for my team tomorrow.”
Well, that’s going to be hard to imagine once you hear his extended thoughts on playing the Wizards on Tuesday, which he shared with NBC Sports Washington’s Chris Miller. Now with the Rockets, Wall admitted facing the Wizards is personal after how his exit was handled, and that he is out for revenge. “Just seeing everybody that’s over there, a lot of people that’s on that side that probably didn’t believe I could come back to be the person I am. And probably some people that had a little say so into me being traded,” Wall told Miller. “I feel like it was a whole process and it wasn’t just something that happened overnight. I think this was in the works. That’s my motivation. Who wouldn’t want to beat the team that traded them and felt like I was done?”
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“Outside of James [Harden] not showing up to training camp and not wanting to be here, everything else was amazing,” Wall told NBC Sports Washington’s Chris Miller. “The most important thing is we couldn’t control what he wanted to do and at the same time as an organization, you’ve gotta understand they wanna handle it the way they wanna handle it.”
“He’s always happy. I’ve never seen LeBron mad — he’s always happy,” Davis told CBS Sports. “But on the flipside, he’s so determined and hard-working for basketball. So it’s a balance, and you’ve got to find a balance.”