Chris Boucher

Ex-Warriors forward named G League MVP and Defensive Player of Year

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Ex-Warriors forward named G League MVP and Defensive Player of Year

A former Warriors forward received a great honor on Monday.

Chris Boucher -- who was on a two-way contract with Golden State last season -- was named G League MVP and Defensive Player of the Year.

In 28 games with Raptors 905, the 6'10" forward averaged 27.2 points, 11.4 rebounds and 4.1 blocks.

Against the Oklahoma City Blue on Dec. 12, he racked up 47 points, eight rebounds and nine blocks.

Sheesh.

Boucher was so impressive in the G League that the Raptors converted his two-way deal to a standard NBA contract back in early February.

In 26 games with Toronto, the 26-year old is averaging 2.9 points and 1.6 rebounds. 

Boucher tore his ACL during the 2017 Pac-12 Tournament and went undrafted. He quickly signed a two-way deal with Golden State and made his debut with the Santa Cruz Warriors last January.

In 20 appearances with the Sea Dubs, he averaged 11.8 points, 7.5 rebounds and 2.1 blocks.

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The Warriors waived him in late June and ended up signing Damion Lee and Marcus Derrickson to two-way contracts.

Santa Cruz will face the Rio Grande Valley Vipers in the Western Conference Finals on Tuesday night. With a win, the Warriors will advance to the G League Finals for the first time since winning the championship in 2015.

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NBA rumors: Ex-Warriors forward signs multiyear contract with Raptors

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NBA rumors: Ex-Warriors forward signs multiyear contract with Raptors

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Feb. 10, 2019 forever will be remembered as a memorable day for one former Warriors forward.

Chris Boucher -- who was on a two-way contract with Golden State last season -- agreed to a multiyear deal with the Toronto Raptors on Sunday, league sources told The Athletic's Shams Charania.

The 26-year-old was on a two-way deal with the Raptors, so the franchise converted the agreement to a full NBA contract (similar to what the Warriors did with Quinn Cook before last year).

Boucher has appeared in 16 NBA games this season. He scored eight points last week against the Clippers.

The Oregon product has dominated the G League to the tune of 27.7 points, 11.2 rebounds and 4.2 blocks in 23 games, while shooting 51 percent overall and 31 percent from deep.

Boucher was slated to face the Santa Cruz Warriors on Wednesday, but it appears he won't be with Raptors 905 much moving forward.

In 20 appearances with Santa Cruz last season, he averaged 11.8 points, 7.5 rebounds and 2.1 blocks. The big man didn't make his debut until Jan. 17 as he was recovering from a torn ACL.

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Golden State waived Boucher in late June and ended up signing Damion Lee and Marcus Derrickson to two-way contracts.

No word yet on if Boucher and Patrick McCaw will sit near each other on Toronto's team bus ...

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Recently waived Warriors forward will play for Raptors in Summer League

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Recently waived Warriors forward will play for Raptors in Summer League

Last Friday, the Warriors waived Chris Boucher.

Today, the Raptors announced that Boucher will play for Toronto at Summer League in Las Vegas.

Boucher was on a two-way deal with Golden State.

The contract was for two seasons, but the Warriors elected to part ways with the forward after one campaign.

Boucher appeared in 22 games with Santa Cruz last season, averaging 11.8 points, 7.5 rebounds and 2.1 blocks.

The 25-year old grew up in Canada in the Montreal area.

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller