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Former Warriors big Chris Boucher signs tentative deal with Toronto

Chris Boucher, Raptors

The Toronto Raptors are looking to fill out the roster after acquiring Kawhi Leonard in a blockbuster trade. Former Golden State Warriors two-way player, Chris Boucher will sign a training camp deal with the Raptors according to Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports.

Boucher only has one career game in the NBA. The 25-year-old spent most of his time with the Santa Cruz Warriors last season. In 20 games, he averaged 11.8 points, 7.5 rebounds and 2.2 blocks per game for the Warriors’ G League affiliate.

What the 6-foot-11 big man lacks in experience, he makes up for with his physical tools. The long and athletic big made an impression on Toronto with his summer league performance. Boucher averaged 10.8 points, 6.5 assists and 3.3 blocks per game in four summer league games.

Those numbers may not jump off the page, but Boucher showed enough to convince Toronto to give him a chance in training camp.

The Raptors could use another big man on the bench. While Jonas Valanciunas, Serge Ibaka, and Pascal Siakam are sure to see big minutes, adding frontcourt depth could help solidify the roster.

This is an excellent opportunity for Boucher to prove his worth and it’s a low-risk move for the Raptors. They aren’t committing to anything past training camp so if Boucher doesn’t live up to expectations, they aren’t locked into a deal.

The Canadian player was born in St. Lucia and grew up in Montreal. Now he’ll get a chance to make the roster for Canada’s team.