Chris Boucher

Chris Boucher

31-Year-Old ForwardF
Toronto Raptors
GTD
Injury Illness
Est. Return 3/1/2024
2023 Fantasy Outlook
Now 30 years old, Boucher hasn't been able to build on his breakout performance in 2020-21, instead seeing his minutes and efficiency regress a bit the last two seasons. He's still got some fantasy utility given his ability to contribute in both blocks and threes, but he wasn't viewed as a key rotation player under Nick Nurse late last year. The Raptors' offseason coaching change likely won't improve his fortunes. The biggest obstacle between Boucher and consistent minutes is his shooting, as his 32.8 percent accuracy from three-point range in 2022-23 was actually a slight improvement on his 29.7 percent mark the year before. Toronto is in dire need of reliable shooters, and if Boucher can't turn himself into one, his length and athleticism on the defensive end will only get him so far. He averaged just 18.2 minutes a game in March and April last year following the addition of Jakob Poeltl, highlighting his shrinking usage. But new coach Darko Rajakovic could prefer a deeper rotation than Nurse did, potentially getting Boucher and other second-unit players on the court a little more often. If younger frontcourt options Precious Achiuwa or Christian Koloko take steps forward in their development, though, their court time would almost certainly come at Boucher's expense. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a three-year, $35.25 million contract with the Raptors in July of 2022.
Personal Bio/PreCareer Summary

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. 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 and majored in sociology. 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.

Questionable for Friday
FToronto Raptors
Illness
February 29, 2024
Boucher (illness) is listed as questionable for Friday's game versus the Warriors.
ANALYSIS
Boucher is in danger of missing his second straight contest Friday due to a non-COVID illness. However, his potential absence won't impact Toronto's rotation.
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How does Chris Boucher compare to other players?
This section compares his stats with all players from the previous three seasons (minimum 200 minutes played)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.
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    A statistic that adjusts field goal percentage to account for the fact that three-point field goals count for three points while field goals only count for two points.
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60.7%
 
Effective Field Goal %
56.1%
 
3-Point Attempt Rate
44.1%
 
Free Throw Rate
41.7%
 
Offensive Rebound %
9.4%
 
Defensive Rebound %
23.0%
 
Total Rebound %
16.0%
 
Assist %
4.0%
 
Steal %
0.9%
 
Block %
2.8%
 
Turnover %
7.7%
 
Usage %
17.4%
 
Fantasy Points Per Game
13.4
 
Fantasy Points Per Minute
1.0
 
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Might miss opener
FToronto Raptors
October 12, 2022
Boucher won't play in Friday's final preseason game due to a hamstring injury and may not be ready for the Raptors' season opener October 19 against the Cavaliers, Lori Ewing of The Toronto Star reports.
ANALYSIS
Otto Porter is also dealing with a hamstring issue that could sideline him for Toronto's opener, potentially leaving the frontcourt short-handed behind starters Pascal Siakam and Scottie Barnes. Boucher saw his numbers take a step backward last season, but he played a career-high 80 games while averaging 9.4 points and 6.2 rebounds in 21.1 minutes a night.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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While he flashed upside, Boucher's 2021-22 season was a bit of a disappointment. After a breakout campaign only 12 months prior, Boucher saw his playing time fall from 24.2 minutes per game down to 21.1. This resulted in him sliding down the rankings, ending outside the top 150 per game in eight-category leagues. His durability has to be considered, given that he was one of only a handful of players to play in at least 80 games. That said, the Raptors have since acquired Otto Porter and Juancho Hernangomez while also retaining Thaddeus Young. It's fair to say the Raptors are loaded regarding frontcourt players, which could see Boucher minimized again. Given his proven upside when given extended run, he could be worth a gamble at the tail-end of drafts, but he's better suited for deeper leagues.
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.
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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Won't play Wednesday
FToronto Raptors
Illness
February 28, 2024
Boucher (illness) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Mavericks, Eric Koreen of The Athletic reports.
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Iffy due to illness
FToronto Raptors
Illness
February 28, 2024
Boucher (illness) is questionable for Wednesday's game versus Dallas.
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Re-enters rotation
FToronto Raptors
February 6, 2024
Boucher recorded 11 points (4-5 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT), six rebounds, one assist and one block across 12 minutes during Monday's 138-100 loss to the Pelicans.
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Nears double-double off bench
FToronto Raptors
January 8, 2024
Boucher recorded 17 points (7-7 FG, 3-3 3Pt), nine rebounds, one assist, one block and one steal across 16 minutes during Sunday's 133-118 victory over the Warriors.
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Limited again Friday
FToronto Raptors
December 29, 2023
Boucher posted three points (1-3 FG, 1-3 3Pt) and three rebounds across seven minutes during Friday's 120-118 loss to the Celtics.
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