"Two things that have worked in Toronto; they sold him on health and they sold him on winning and those are priorities for Kawhi Leonard".
After his Raptors won their first National Basketball Association championship in franchise history, the team's president took some time to expound on the experience of the incredible season. The Globe and Mail published quotations from three men who said they were sitting within 10 feet of the altercation; each said they never saw Ujiri strike the officer's face. That's why we're here to help you get all the details and answer all your questions before the feeding frenzy begins. He can opt into a final year worth about $26 million, or become a free agent.
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.
In the Sports Illustrated article, Lowry talks about the trades he has been a part of, landing in Toronto and losing his best friend and teammate DeMar DeRozan in the trade for Leonard. I think his decision will be staying with the Raptors, likely on a short deal, a one-plus-one deal. "For us, there is that trust regardless of wherever it goes".
He said he thought the team had "built a trust" with Leonard.
The other avenue the Raptors could take is clearing up as much cap space as possible and roll with their young players (Pascal Siakam, Fred VanVleet, OG Anunoby, and Norman Powell). "My family loves it here. I'll respect authority and wait until that happens".
Ujiri had little to say about the investigation by California authorities of a confrontation between Ujiri and a sheriff's deputy after the Raptors' championship-clinching game six victory over the Golden State Warriors. My kids are Canadians. "For me, the blessing is being wanted here and finding a place that makes you happy and finding challenges that really make you grow as a person".
The deputy's attorney claimed last week that his client suffered a concussion, was on medical leave and was considering filing a civil suit against Ujiri.