Chris Boucher
Chris Boucher
28-Year-Old CenterC
Toronto Raptors
2021 Fantasy Outlook
The 2020-21 season was a breakout year for Boucher. After struggling for meaningful minutes during his first three seasons, Boucher delivered per game career highs last year in points (13.6), rebounds (6.7), blocks (1.9) and assists (1.1) over a career-best 24.2 minutes per game. The Raptors usually started either Aron Baynes or Khem Birch and then brought Boucher in off the bench. This year, Baynes is no longer with Toronto, so Boucher will battle Birch for minutes. Both centers are entering their age-29 season, so neither has an ideal timeline for the rebuilding Raptors. Over the summer, Toronto signed Birch to a three-year deal while Boucher has only one season remaining on his contract. So while the organization might be more committed to Birch, it's Boucher who delivers the gaudier stats. Boucher's 1.9 blocks per contest ranked fifth in the Association and he also drained a surprising 1.5 three-pointers per game last year. While Baynes has departed, Toronto acquired young big Precious Achiuwa in the sign-and-trade deal that sent Kyle Lowry to Miami. The 6-foot-8 Achiuwa will fight for minutes at both the four and the five. With Lowry gone, the Raptors should be looking for points from every position, which could aid Boucher's attempt to score more minutes. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a two-year, $13.5 million contract with the Raptors in November of 2020.
Personal Bio

Boucher was born in 1993 in Castries, St. Lucia. He is the son of Mary MacVane and Jean-Guy Boucher. At a young age, Boucher moved to the Cote-des-Neiges neighborhood in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. For high school, Boucher attended Damase Boulanger High School and Alma Academy in Alma, Quebec. In 2012-13, Boucher led Alma Academy to a 48-5 record as well as the NPSAA and Canadian Prep Championship. Boucher ended his college journey at the University of Oregon, where he majored in sociology and suited up for two seasons with the Ducks after spending his freshman and junior campaigns at New Mexico Junior College and and Northwest College.

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Chris Boucher played college basketball at three different institutions. In 2013-14, the lengthy center played one season at New Mexico Junior College, averaging 11.8 points and 6.7 rebounds per game. Boucher then transferred to Northwest College in Wyoming, where, after the 2014-15 season, he was named the Spalding NJCAA Division I Player of the Year. In addition to per-game averages of 22.5 points and 11.8 rebounds for Northwest, his 4.7 blocks per game was third best in all of junior college. Boucher than transferred to the University of Oregon for his last two years of college ball. As a junior, Boucher set a single-season school record with 110 blocks and was named to the Pac-12 All-Tournament team and Pac-12 All-Defensive Team. Boucher's senior season was cut short by a torn ACL in his left knee. The injury occurred during a Pac-12 semifinals game against California. As a senior, Boucher was again named to the Pac-12 All-Defensive Team after averaging 2.5 blocks and 0.4 steals per game.

Won't play for Team Canada
CToronto Raptors
May 27, 2021
Boucher wrote on his personal Twitter page Thursday that he will not play for Team Canada at the Tokyo Olympics as he continues to rehab his knee.
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Boucher was supposedly healthy at the close of the regular season for Toronto, but he didn't crack the late-season rotations as Toronto was not trying to make the playoffs. The 28-year-old missed nine games late in the season due to a sprained left knee, which is the injury he referenced in his Twitter post. "To all my Team Canada fans asking why I'm not on the roster- I'm disappointed that I won't be playing this summer but I've decided to take the time to continue rehabbing my knee to make sure I'm 100% next season," Boucher said. The injury shouldn't continue to hamper him in the 2021-22 season.
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2020

Boucher had the best season of his career in 2020-21, and he set career highs essentially across the board. The big man averaged 13.6 points, 6.7 rebounds, 1.9 blocks and 1.1 assists in 24.2 minutes. He started 14 of his 60 appearances. He shot 51.4 percent from the field, 38.3 percent from three and 78.8 percent from the charity stripe. On Dec. 26 against the Spurs, Boucher double-doubled with 22 points and 10 assists while also providing a career-high seven blocks in 28 minutes. On April 2 against the Warriors, Boucher provided a career-high four steals in 25 minutes. Against the Bulls on April 8, Boucher secured career highs in both points (38) and rebounds (19) while also posting one assist, one steal and one block in 36 minutes. Boucher had 12 double-doubles. He scored at least 20 points 13 times and grabbed at least 10 rebounds 13 times. He had multiple steals in seven games and at least three blocks in 16 contests. He also had multiple assists in 18 games.

2019

Boucher saw his role off the bench grow in his third NBA campaign (and second with the Raptors). He averaged 13.2 minutes across 62 games off the bench -- both career highs -- resulting in personal bests in points (6.6) and rebounds (4.5) per game as well as in field-goal percentage (47.2). The Oregon product delivered double-digit points on 15 occasions, including five double-doubles. He put up back-to-back double-doubles on Nov. 18 and 20, netting 11 points with 11 rebounds in just 18 minutes against Charlotte, then 14 points and 11 boards against Orlando. Boucher exceeded his old career high of 15 points five times over the course of the campaign. On Dec. 22, he set a new personal best with 21 points versus Dallas, only to exceed it three days later with 24 points against Boston. On Mar. 3, Boucher posted 19 points along with a career-high 15 rebounds against the Suns. Arguably his best game of the year came in the bubble Aug. 10 against the Bucks, when Boucher put up a career-high 25 points, 11 rebounds, two steals and two blocks. He went on to make six appearances off the bench over the course of Toronto's 11 playoff games. In Game 5 of the second round against Boston, Boucher blocked two shots, hit a three and collected four rebounds.

2018

After a one-game cameo with Golden State the prior season, Boucher moved to Toronto for the 2018-19 campaign. He got his first real taste of NBA action with the Raptors, playing in 28 games as a reserve. His appearances came in fits and starts, as he spent the bulk of the season with Toronto's G League squad, Raptors 905. In the G League, Boucher was dominant, averaging 27.2 points, 11.4 rebounds and 4.1 blocks in 28 games. He was named the 2018-19 NBA G League Most Valuable Player and NBA G League Defensive Player of the Year, becoming the first player to win both awards in the same season. When he played with the Raptors, the Oregon product logged 5.8 minutes per contest. Despite the limited playing time, he put up per-game averages of 3.3 points and 2.0 rebounds. Defensively, he averaged almost one block per game. In the final contest of the regular season, the Raptors gave Boucher by far his most playing time. He played 24:37 that night and picked up his first career double-double with 15 points and 13 boards. That helped power the Raptors to a 20-point win over the Timberwolves.

2017

Chris Boucher was unable to work out for teams before the 2017 NBA Draft due to his left knee injury. That led to Boucher being undrafted. But he eventually signed a two-way contract with the Golden State Warriors. On Jan. 17, he made his G League debut and scored 11 points in a loss to Reno. Boucher played in 20 G League games for the Santa Cruz Warriors and delivered per game averages of 11.8 points, 7.5 rebounds and 2.1 blocks. On Feb. 28, Boucher collected a season-high 19 rebounds during a win over the Northern Arizona Suns. On Mar. 10, the 6-foo-10 big man scored a season-high 25 points, plus 12 rebounds and three blocks, in a win over the Memphis Hustle. The rookie had three G League games in which he swatted four shots. On Mar. 21, Boucher made is NBA debut for the Golden State Warriors. He received only one minute of run and grabbed one rebound. Due to his two-way contract, Boucher was unable to join the Warriors for their extended playoff run. The Golden State Warriors made it to the 2018 NBA Finals, where they swept the Cleveland Cavaliers to win the NBA Championship.

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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Boucher signed a two-year, $13.5 million contract this offseason to remain with the Raptors. The center is coming off a breakout campaign with the Raptors where he played a pivotal role off the bench, averaging 6.6 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.0 blocks in 13.2 minutes. He also made 38 three-pointers at 32.2 percent. With the Raptors signing Aron Baynes, Boucher will likely remain a backup for the time being. However, Boucher could potentially land some starts as Baynes has missed 71 combined games over the past two seasons due to injuries. Plus, after also losing Serge Ibaka, the Raptors have a relatively thin frontline. If Boucher can find himself in a role of roughly 20 minutes per game between center and power forward, he should hold some fantasy relevance. When seeing 15-plus minutes last season, he averaged 12.4 points, 7.5 rebounds, 1.6 blocks and 1.2 threes.
Compared to a 2017-18 rookie campaign in Golden State during which he played just one game, Boucher saw a huge increase in playing time last season. While that equated to participation in 28 games overall, Boucher still averaged just 5.8 minutes per contest. He churned out averages of 3.3 points and 2.0 rebounds, posting a 44.7 percent success rate from the floor, including 32.4 percent from three-point range. Boucher displayed above-average floor-stretching capability during his two college seasons at Oregon, shooting 33.9 and 35.0 percent from distance, respectively. He also turned in an excellent tenure in the Las Vegas Summer League in July, averaging 23.0 points, 9.8 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.3 blocks across 31.0 minutes over four games. Boucher was slated to continue his development during this month's FIBA World Cup, but he'll end up missing the tournament for personal reasons. Looking ahead to the 2019-20 season, Boucher projects to remain firmly behind both Marc Gasol and Serge Ibaka on the depth chart at center. However, any injuries to either of the two veterans would certainly open up some opportunity for him. Additionally, with both Gasol and Ibaka slated for unrestricted free agency following the coming campaign, there should be a certain degree of motivation to prepare Boucher for a potential starting job, or a very expanded role at minimum, in the 2020-21 season.
After nabbing big man Jordan Bell in the second round of the draft in June, the Warriors decided to go back to the University of Oregon well to sign Boucher, who had served as Bell’s backup in the frontcourt last season. Much like Bell, the springy Boucher counts rim protection as his top skill, thanks in no small part to his 6-foot-10 frame and 7-foot-4 wingspan. Along with chipping in averages of 11.8 points and 6.1 rebounds per game, Boucher actually bested Bell for the team lead with 2.5 blocks per game as a senior. Unfortunately for Boucher, his college career came to a premature end during the Pac-12 tournament semifinals in March, when he suffered a torn ACL that required surgery. The procedure likely contributed to Boucher going unselected, but his two-way deal with the Warriors will allow him to move forward with his rehab under the supervision of the reigning NBA champs. Boucher will likely be sidelined for most, if not all, of the first half of the season, but if he’s able to reclaim some health and explosiveness upon returning from the injury, he could eventually carve out a spot in the Warriors’ frontcourt rotation. That’s unlikely to materialize in 2017-18, however, as Boucher’s appearances are expected to come almost exclusively in the G-League.
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Warms the bench Thursday
CToronto Raptors
May 13, 2021
Boucher (coach's decision) did not see the floor in Thursday's 114-102 loss to Chicago.
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Coming off bench Thursday
CToronto Raptors
May 13, 2021
Boucher (knee/rest) is not in the starting lineup for Thursday's game against the Bulls, Blake Murphy of The Athletic reports.
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Will play Thursday
CToronto Raptors
May 13, 2021
Boucher (knee/rest) will play Thursday against Chicago, Blake Murphy of The Athletic reports.
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Upgraded to questionable
CToronto Raptors
Rest
May 13, 2021
Boucher (knee/rest) is now listed as questionable for Thursday's game against the Bulls, Blake Murphy of The Athletic reports.
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Won't play Thursday
CToronto Raptors
Rest
May 12, 2021
Boucher (rest) will not be available for Thursday's game against the Bulls, Josh Lewenberg of TSN reports.
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