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


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 ...

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

Steph Curry first found troubles of fame going to Charlotte in 2013


Steph Curry first found troubles of fame going to Charlotte in 2013

Steph Curry is a superstar. He might be the most recognizable player in the NBA. Maybe even in all of sports. 

But that wasn't the case not too long ago. Before the two MVP award and three NBA Finals titles, Curry could actually enjoy some peace and quiet with his family. 

Curry first found out about the troubles of stardom with fans while traveling home to Charlotte, N.C. in 2013. 

“Back when I was taking commercial flights,” Curry said in a lengthy interview with Anthony Slater of The Athletic. “I never flew private.”

It was after his fourth season in the NBA. Curry was coming off a career-high 22.9 points per game at the time, and he led the Warriors to playoffs where they upset the Nuggets in the first round and battled the Spurs in a second-round loss. 

Curry, along with his wife Ayesha and a newly born baby daughter Riley, were recognized relentlessly in the airport. From the security line to trying to get to the gates, the Currys were constantly surrounded.

“One of the worst experiences of my life,” Curry said. “Getting bothered left and right from the time we showed up at the airport to the time we got to the house in Charlotte. That was probably when it was like, OK, this is crazy. And, yeah, it’s got even crazier from there.”

Two years later, Riley became a sensation by joining Steph at the postgame podium in the playoffs. As he looks back it now, it's one of the only things Steph regrets

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"I didn’t know how much that would blow up and how much of a splash she [would make] on the scene," Curry said. "If I could take that one back, I probably would, just because my goal is just to give my kids the best chance at success and at seeing the world in the proper way." 

This weekend, Curry and his family are back in Charlotte for NBA All-Star Weekend. He'll face his brother Seth in the 3-Point Contest, and it's safe to say all these years later, he'll know how to deal with the masses following his every move.

Steph Curry predicts he'll beat Seth, win 2019 NBA 3-Point Contest


Steph Curry predicts he'll beat Seth, win 2019 NBA 3-Point Contest

The greatest shooter on the planet is headed home for the 2019 NBA All-Star Game. 

And he's coming for another title. NBA 3-Point Contest title that is. 

"Oh, I am," Warriors superstar Steph Curry said Friday when asked who is going to take home the crown.

Curry will be competing against his brother Seth, along with Buddy Hield, Devin Booker, Damian Lillard, Khris Middleton, Joe Harris, Dirk Nowitzki, Danny Green, and Kemba Walker. 

Steph, who won the contest in 2015, isn't the first to make a bold prediction for this year's shootout. Lillard went as far as saying, "I'm shooting against the Currys in they hometown ... I'm going to win, I'm in there to win," late last month. 

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To add to the fun, Curry also swished a half-court shot and met one of his biggest fans Friday at Jr. NBA Day.