TORONTO — The Toronto Raptors have reportedly locked up their top free agent, Canadian Chris Boucher.
The Raptors have agreed a three-year, $35.25 million deal with the six-foot-nine Montreal center, first reported by ESPN.
The move came shortly after NBA Free Agency opened Thursday at 6 p.m. ET.
Boucher averaged 9.4 points and 6.2 rebounds per game and 11.2 points and 5.8 rebounds in six playoff games against the Philadelphia 76ers last season.
Boucher originally signed with the Raptors prior to the 2018-19 season after playing a game with the Golden State Warriors the previous year. The Canadian spent most of his time with the Raptors 905 that first year at Toronto and was named both MVP and G League’s Best Defensive Player.
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Three years later, he re-signed with the Raptors to a two-year, $13.5 million contract — the richest contract in NBA history by an undrafted Canadian player.
The Raptors are also reportedly bringing back veteran forward Thaddeus Young, agreeing to a two-year, $16 million deal with the 34-year-old.
Young averaged 6.3 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 26 games for the Raptors.
He was acquired on the February trade deadline as part of a package that included the upset Goran Dragic and the Raptors’ first-round pick in exchange for the second-round pick of San Antonio and the since-waived Drew Eubanks.
This report from The Canadian Press was first published on June 30, 2022.
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