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

Joel Embiid tells Steph Curry he's thinking of creating new nickname

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Joel Embiid tells Steph Curry he's thinking of creating new nickname

Programming note: Watch the pregame edition of Warriors Outsiders tonight at 6 P.T., streaming live on the MyTeams app.

Steph Curry plays for the Golden State Warriors. Joel Embiid plays for the Philadelphia 76ers.

But they are teammates off the court.

Back in October, we learned that Curry helped Under Armour sign Embiid to an endorsement deal.

And on Wednesday morning, Embiid was the guest on the latest episode of Curry's YouTube series, "5 Minutes From Home."

The 76ers played the Warriors at Oracle Arena on Jan. 31. The night before, the superstars took a ride together over to Ayesha Curry's restaurant, International Smoke.

Shortly before they got out of the car, Curry brought up Embiid's nickname, "The Process." And then Embiid said something that is surely going to cause a stir in Philly.

"'The Process' is never gonna be over. You gotta win a championship and when you win a championship, it starts over. So 'The Process' is always gonna go ... I do like it, mainly because of the history of how we got here. So that's why I like it.

"But I've actually been thinking about, you know, creating something else. I'm tired of 'The Process.' I'm tired of it."


Embiid's Twitter banner simply reads: "THE PROCESS," and his Twitter bio simply says: "PROCESSING.........................."

This is about to break the Internet for sure.

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Quinn Cook reveals Coach K loves Beyonce, how she motivates Duke players

Quinn Cook reveals Coach K loves Beyonce, how she motivates Duke players

When Warriors sideline reporter Kerith Burke first met legendary Duke men's basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski, she instantly realized how funny he is. Known for his championship titles before his jokes, the humor was certainly a surprise. 

Nobody knows this quite like Warriors guard Quinn Cook, who spent four seasons under Coach K as a Duke Blue Devil. But when talking about Coach K, a surprising nugget came to Cook's mind.

"He loves Beyonce," Cook revealed to Burke and Rockets guard Austin Rivers on The Uninterrupted Road Trippin' podcast. "Yeah, he loves Beyonce. He like ... loves Beyonce." 

Cook calls Coach K "the ultimate motivator" and "he'll make you really feel like you can beat the world." That includes using Beyonce as an example. 


"I remember we weren't practicing well and it was trickling into our games. We were barely beating teams we were supposed to manhandle," Cook said. "We come in for film and it's this big dark theater and he's like, 'Kevin turn it on.' That's our video guy. It was Beyonce.

"It's her walkin'. Her talkin' to her dancers. Her talkin' to everyone in the room how she wants this, she wants that. He's showing how hard she's practicin', how hard she's rehearsin' for her show. She's going full speed. She was really demanding greatness in her practice. It transferred to her doing a show that night.

"That was his little correlation about how hard we had to go in practice." 

Now the real question is, would Coach K do the "Single Ladies" dance?

"No, no," Cook said to Burke without hesitation. "Coach's got too much swag for that."

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Now that is exactly how you become the all-time wins leader in men's college basketball. 

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