Raptors sign Chris Boucher, Malcolm Miller to NBA contracts


Toronto Raptors' Chris Boucher, left, defends against Brooklyn Nets' Spencer Dinwiddie during a NBA pre-season game. (Graham Hughes/CP)

Chris Boucher, Malcolm Miller and the Toronto Raptors have agreed to a standard NBA contracts, the team announced Sunday.

Terms of either deal were not disclosed although Shams Charania of The Athletic did report the deal to be a multi-year contract.

The 26-year-old had originally signed a two-way contract on Oct. 12, 2018 that had him shuttling back and forth between the Raptors 905 in Mississauga and the senior club. In 23 games for the 905, Boucher averaged 27.6 points, 11.1 rebounds, four blocks and 1.1 steals while shooting 31.2 per cent from three-point range.

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

His impressive play earned him 16 games with the Raptors, in which the Montreal native averaged 3.9 points and 1.8 rebounds in 5.6 minutes per game.

Miller is a 6-foot-7 forward who spent some time with the Raptors last season but was primarily with the 905. He suffered a torn labrum in his right shoulder in the summer that derailed his and the team’s plans. 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. Toronto must have 14 players on the senior roster by Feb. 24 and it’s possible they delay signing more players from here for tax purposes.

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


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