Toronto — The Toronto Raptors reportedly detained their top free agent, Canadian Chris Boucher.
The Raptors have agreed with the 6'9 Montreal Center on a three-year contract, worth US $ 35.25 million, first reported by ESPN.
This move took place shortly after the NBA's free agent opened at 6 pm. Thursday's ET.
Boucher averaged 9.4 points and 6.2 rebounds per game last season, and 11.2 points and 5.8 rebounds in six playoff games with the Philadelphia 76ers.
Boucher first signed with the Raptors before the 2018-19 season after playing a match against the Golden State Warriors the previous year. The Canadian spent most of his time at the Raptors 905 in his first year in Toronto and was named both a G-League MVP and a top defensive player.
Three years later, he re-signed with the Raptors on a two-year contract worth US $ 13.5 million. This is the richest deal in NBA history by an undrafted Canadian player.
The Raptors reportedly brought back veteran Thaddeus Young and agreed to a two-year contract worth US $ 16 million at the age of 34.
In 26 Raptors games, Young averaged 6.3 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.7 assists.
He was part of a package containing the disgruntled Goran Dragic and Raptors first round picks in exchange for San Antonio's second round picks and the subsequently abandoned Drew Eubanks. Acquired on the February trading deadline. ..
This report by Canadian Press was first published on June 30, 2022.