The Brooklyn Nets are undoubtedly the title favorites this year in the playoffs and after demolishing the Muilwakee Bucks in the first two games of their Eastern Conference Semifinals series, it seems like they are well on their way to possibly winning their first ever NBA title. However, it is the playoffs and anything can happen, even if they do lead the series 2-0.
This offseason, title or no title, the Brooklyn Nets will be looking for ways to surround their “Big 3” of Kevin Durant, James Harden and Kyrie Irving with more talent than they already have. With Joe Harris, Landry Shamet and even Spencer Dinwiddie, who missed almost all of this season due to a torn ACL, all under contract next season, the Nets definitely have ways in which they can improve their roster via a trade.
The Toronto Raptors on the other hand are going to be in a tough position because not only do they have Kyle Lowry and Gary Trent Jr. being key free agents, but they are coming off their worst season in nearly a decade. With Toronto having Pascal Siakam, Fred VanVleet and OG Anunoby, they are in a better spot than most teams finishing a season with under 30 wins, but they will need to figure out ways to better themselves moving forward.
Chris Boucher had a really solid year with the Raptors, playing in 60 games and averaging 13.6 points and 6.7 rebounds, but he could wind up being a guy Toronto looks to leverage since he will be entering the final year of his contract. Boucher is owed $7M this upcoming season and with Toronto likely to consider re-signing both Lowry and Trent Jr., they may not have room moving forward to then sign Chris Boucher following the 2021-22 season.
As a result, Greg Swartz of Bleacher Report thinks that the Nets and Raptors could look to make a trade in the offseason revolving around Boucher. Let’s take a look at what this trade package could look like.