Toronto Raptors Roster
- Eastern Atlantic
- Amalie Arena
The Toronto Raptors have re-signed center Chris Boucher to a two-year, $13.5 million deal. With Serge Ibaka and Marc Gasol gone, Boucher will be expected to step into a larger role this season. In 62 games last year, Boucher averaged just 13.2 minutes per game, so take his 6.6 points and 4.5 boards per contest with a grain of salt, as an additional 10-plus minutes per game likely makes Boucher a fantasy relevant player.
Toronto Raptors guard Fred Vanvleet was one of the biggest names in this year's free agent class, but it appears that he'll be returning to Toronto on a four-year, $85 million deal. VanVleet put up strong numbers for the Raptors last season, averaging 17.6 points, 6.6 assists, and 1.9 steals per game. He shot 39 percent from three. He'll start beside Kyle Lowry in the Raptors backcourt and will likely take on even more of the offensive load this season, making him a strong fantasy pick in the third or fourth round.
Toronto Raptors forward Chris Boucher has been extended a qualifying offer by the organization. That means that Boucher is a restricted free agent, so the team can match any offer he receives. Marc Gasol and Serge Ibaka are unrestricted free agents and are allowed to sign anywhere they want. Boucher could find himself with significant playing time in Toronto, assuming both Gasol and Ibaka sign elsewhere. Boucher could have late-round draft appeal, but wait and see what the Raptors do this offseason.
Toronto Raptors center Serge Ibaka should have plenty of suitors when he hits free agency this offseason. However, the Los Angeles Lakers have reportedly offered Ibaka a chance to win a championship. Sadly, due to financial restraints they can't offer Ibaka a sizable contract. He is coming off a career-high season with 15.4 points, 8.2 rebounds, and 1.4 assists with the Raptors. The Lakers might be the best team to offer Ibaka a contract, but we'll see if he chooses to sign elsewhere for more money. The veteran center has proven to be a reliable fantasy option, but playing with the Lakers would likely decrease his numbers.
Toronto Raptors center Serge Ibaka (ankle) was seen wearing a walking boot during the media session on Tuesday. He tweaked his left ankle during Game 5 and it's unclear if he'll be available for Wednesday's contest. Ibaka was able to play through the issue, but it appears to be worse now. Chris Boucher and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson would split up the minutes if Ibaka is unable to play. Fantasy owners should check back on Wednesday for more information.