Raps, Boucher agree to National Basketball Association deal

Ruben Hill
February 11, 2019

Hours after reports surfaced of Chris Boucher's signing, the team announced that it has signed Malcolm Miller to a guaranteed deal.

Chris Boucher, who had been splitting time between Toronto and the Raptors 905 on a two-way deal, has signed a multi-year National Basketball Association contract that will convert the young centre into a full-time National Basketball Association player. Terms of both deals were not disclosed. He averaged 27.6 points and 11.1 rebounds with the Raptors 905 in the G League.

Boucher recorded a (905) franchise-record 47 points on December 12 and collected 14 double-doubles in total as well.

Boucher is averaging 3.9 points, 1.8 rebounds and 5.6 minutes in 16 games with the Raptors this season. The 25-year old played 15 games with Toronto last season, and 34 with the organization's G-League team, Raptors 905.

While playing for Nick Nurse at the 2018 Las Vegas Summer League, Miller suffered a torn labrum that would sideline him for the coming months. He has since recovered and played for the 905 season, and should provide perimeter shooting and defence at the wing position when called upon.

With these signings, the Raptors roster total sits at 12.

The team is now accountable for approximately $20 million in luxury tax payments.

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