2. Chris Boucher, Toronto Raptors
Chris Boucher is 29 years old in his fifth season. An unrestricted free agent, he has complete control over where he winds up next season, and he has not really given the Raptors reason to be excited to bring him back.
Boucher put up 13.6 points, 6.7 boards, and 1.9 blocks a year ago. He also shot 38.3% from deep. This season, all of his numbers have taken a significant dip despite no massive decrease in minutes per game. This could be both a blessing and a curse.
On one hand, the Spurs wouldn’t want to sign a washed 6’9” vet. On the other, he certainly will not be getting paid the $6.7 million he makes this season, so the Spurs could roll the dice on a team-friendly short-term deal.
Boucher will be 30 at the start of next season, which is older than I would like to see the Spurs go, but he still has some solid years left in him. If he can regain his shot-making and defense from last season, he could end up being the starting power forward for the Spurs by next spring.
If he keeps up the decline he’s been on this year, adding him would be a really bad move. I can’t predict the future, so it would be up to the front office if he’s worth the risk. If the Spurs can get him on the cheap, I think it makes sense.