Chris Boucher rips Shaq, Charles Barkley over Raptors analysis

Chris Boucher rips Shaq, Charles Barkley over Raptors analysis

Chris Boucher and the Toronto Raptors gave it everything they had against Joel Embiid and the Philadelphia 76ers. Unfortunately, the team’s lack of amazing depth returned to bite them at the most inopportune times. The Raptors gave Philadelphia more problems than Shaquille O’Neal and Charles Barkley gave them credit for. O’Neal was quick to proclaim […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Raptors coach Nick Nurse explains benching Chris Boucher

Raptors coach Nick Nurse explains benching Chris Boucher

Nick Nurse and the Toronto Raptors leaned on Chris Boucher regularly last season. Not only did he take incredibly impressive strides on the offensive end, but he did so while becoming an elite shot-blocker. Fans and coaches expecting a repeat performance this season have been left extremely disappointed. Boucher went from averaging 13.6 points per […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Raptors: Nick Nurse issues stern warning to Chris Boucher after loss

Raptors: Nick Nurse issues stern warning to Chris Boucher after loss

The Toronto Raptors fanbase had to be thrilled when Chris Boucher was included in the opening night rotation, as he quickly recovered from a finger injury that forced him to miss the entire preseason. Unfortunately, that optimism has faded fast, as he has thrown up some clunkers. Boucher is averaging just 6.0 points and 4.3 […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Toronto Raptors: What could have been if Chris Bosh didn’t retire early?

Toronto Raptors: What could have been if Chris Bosh didn’t retire early?

Former Toronto Raptors star Chris Bosh’s time in the NBA is being rewarded with a Hall of Fame nod. Rarely has a player been more universally loved as Bosh is, so the usually snide comments from the back of the room about the validity of his HOF case are starting to melt away. Bosh had […]
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Author: Avishai Sol / Raptors HQ

Rumours: Chris Johnston alludes to the Leafs pursuing a mystery player

Chris Johnston made a recent appearance on the Steve Dangle Podcast to dissect what exactly went wrong for the Leafs in the playoffs this year. There is absolutely no shortage of right answers to that question, but if you (like many of us) believe that at least part of the problem is personnel based, he offered a glimmer of hope that help is on the way.
Chris Johnston is one of the best in the business and one of the most connected journalists to the Leafs, so in the closing moments of the podcast for him to drop the line that “there’s going to be like one player on this roster on opening night that is going to get everyone excited. I’m talking like a big name, a big promise player and no ones gonna see it coming,” well, that’s going to get us wondering about who it could be.
The hints that Johnston provided, given that he does have a player in mind, are that they are from a team that missed the playoffs, they are an American based team, and they’ve got multiple years on their contract. So that’s a lot of intrigue. …

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Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation

Raptors: Chris Boucher’s breakout season makes him one of the NBA’s top Canadian players

Raptors: Chris Boucher’s breakout season makes him one of the NBA’s top Canadian players

Toronto Raptors power forward Chris Boucher is having a career year. Currently, Boucher is averaging a career-high of 13.4 points per game, and he is ranked among the NBA’s best when it comes to PER this season. Boucher sits in elite company with names like Rudy Gobert, Paul George, and the Montreal native’s fellow Canadian […]
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Author: Jose Guzman / Raptors HQ

Raptors: Top Nick Nurse assistant Chris Finch hired by Timberwolves as head coach

Raptors: Top Nick Nurse assistant Chris Finch hired by Timberwolves as head coach

While Nick Nurse, Chris Finch, and the Toronto Raptors have enjoyed a somewhat successful season after a slow start, Ryan Saunders and the Minnesota Timberwolves have been much less fortunate. After picking Anthony Edwards with the top pick in the 2020 NBA Draft, Minnesota appears destined for another high draft pick in 2021. Minnesota currently […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Raptors: Chris Bosh releasing book detailing life leading up to Toronto stardom

Raptors: Chris Bosh releasing book detailing life leading up to Toronto stardom

Toronto Raptors legend Chris Bosh might’ve really established himself as a Hall of Famer with the Miami Heat, but he remains a beloved figure north of the border for his competitive desire on the court and cheerful attitude off of it. Raptors fans interested in learning more about how Bosh went from a stringy high-schooler […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Is Chris Boucher better than Serge Ibaka?

Is Chris Boucher better than Serge Ibaka?

It didn’t take long for Toronto Raptors big Chris Boucher to go from a relatively unknown name to G-League MVP and Defensive Player of the Year. In just 28 games for the Raptors 905, Boucher averaged some Shaq-esque numbers, putting up 27.2 points, 11.4 rebounds, and 4.1 blocks while shooting 51 percent from the field. Among players […]
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Author: Shaun Suares / Raptors HQ

Toronto Raptors are wasting Chris Boucher’s excellent start

Toronto Raptors are wasting Chris Boucher’s excellent start

Toronto Raptors big-man Chris Boucher is playing his way into Sixth Man of the Year and Most Improved conversations, yet the team hasn’t been able to take advantage of it. When the season started, many thought that Aaron Baynes would be a solid replacement for Serge Ibaka and Marc Gasol. We all knew that he would […]
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Author: Stephen Nixon / Raptors HQ