Still absorbing the magnitude of his team's accomplishment, Raptors President Masai Ujiri is confident Kawhi Leonard and the rest of Toronto's core will reunite next season in a bid for another title.
Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri holds up the Larry O'Brien championship trophy during a rally at Toronto city hall Nathan Phillips Square.
Barring any changes from now until the beginning of free agency, the Clippers and Raptors are expected to be the two teams that Leonard will consider most heavily.
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"You make mistakes when you do things for the first time", he said. After playing just nine games with the Spurs in 2017-18, the Raptors instituted their now famous "load management" initiative, ensuring Leonard got the games off he needed during the regular season to ensure he was healthy when the playoffs started.
As he'll be just 22-years-old next season, Anunoby is still in a great spot to turn the corner and become an even more solid player in Year 3. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Durant is meeting in NY with business manager Rich Kleiman to discuss his options. The consensus is they are long shots for his services, with reports he may stay to defend the Raptors' crown.
The sheriff's office has said it is considering filing misdemeanour battery charges against Ujiri, while a lawyer for the officer has said his client is considering a civil suit.
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"I think I'll leave that between me and Kyle", Ujiri said.
Then the Raptors further complicated the free agency picture by unexpectedly winning the National Basketball Association title, knocking off the two-time defending champion Golden State Warriors in six games. If he stays, they pair a (somewhat) homegrown All-Star with Leonard.
By winning a second Finals MVP in the manner in which he did, Leonard has re-entered the conversation for best player in the league and is starting to creep into all-time legacy debates.
"I texted Kawhi last night, I talked to his uncle this morning", Ujiri said.
"So for us, there's that trust regardless of wherever it goes".