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Toronto Raptors Resign Canadian Chris Boucher

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The Toronto Raptors have reportedly resigned their top free agent, Canadian Chris Boucher.

The Raptors have agreed with the six-foot-nine Montreal centre on a three-year deal worth $35.25 million US, which was first reported by ESPN.

The move came just after NBA free agency opened at 6 p.m. ET on Thursday.

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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 against the Philadelphia 76ers.

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Boucher originally signed with the Raptors before the 2018-19 season after playing one game with the Golden State Warriors the previous year.

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The Canadian spent most of his time with Raptors 905 that first year with Toronto and was named both the G League’s MVP and top defensive player.

Three years later, he re-signed with the Raptors on a two-year deal worth $13.5 million — the richest contract in NBA history by an undrafted Canadian player.

The Raptors are reportedly also bringing back veteran forward Thaddeus Young, agreeing with the 34-year-old on a two-year deal worth $16 million.

Young averaged 6.3 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 26 games for the Raptors.

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He was acquired on trade deadline day in February as part of a package that included disgruntled Goran Dragic and the Raptors’ first-round pick, in exchange for San Antonio’s second-round pick and the since-waived Drew Eubanks.

Hammed Tajudeen is the Editor-In-Chief of Blaze Newz Nigeria, graduated from Osun State Polytechnic, Iree with Higher National Diploma (HND) in Mass Communication.

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