Thank You

0 comments

Masai Ujiri, Toronto Raptors Thank Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green

After an exciting 12 months, it was a very tough weekend for Toronto Raptors fans.

The team bid farewell to Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green, signalling a massive shift in the team’s short term future. Team President of Basketball Operations, Masai Ujiri issued a statement over the weekend thanking both men for their contributions to what turned into the greatest year in franchise history:

“We are very thankful for the year that Kawhi and Danny played with us here in Toronto, and I know the city and the entire country of Canada are grateful for everything they did to help us to win our first NBA championship. On behalf of the Raptors, I say a very heartfelt thank you to Kawhi and to Danny, and we send them and their families nothing but good wishes. As an organization, the Raptors will focus on the future and continue our pursuit of a second championship.”

The Toronto Raptors also made a touching tribute video for their two departing former players.

“I think you can’t blame a guy for wanting to go home,” head coach Nick Nurse said when confronted by the media during¬†Las Vegas Summer League over the weekend. “That’s what he texted me today. ‘I’m going home.’ And I just said, ‘You’ve changed a lot of lives, man, by what you’ve accomplished in Toronto. Mine especially.’ And thanked him for what he did, and we’ll look to the future, and we’ll look to [win a title] again.”

At this point, it is uncertain what the future holds for this Raptors team.

As currently constructed, a playoff spot is all but guaranteed for a team that went 17-5 in Leonard’s absence during the regular season, but at the same time, with aging veterans Kyle Lowry, Marc Gasol, and Serge Ibaka all entering the final years of their deals, the Raptors future seems murky.

But that wasn’t the main priority for the Raptors this weekend as they signed two young wings in Stanley Johnson and Rondae Hollis Jefferson.

LEAVE A RESPONSE

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

RELATED POSTS

Adding a Canuck

20 Jul 2019

Lightning in a Bottle

18 Jul 2019

Raptors Eying Big

15 Jul 2019

  • Raptors’ Corner

  • Video Highlights

  • Facebook

  • Top Internet Presence the BrandsWon.com

  • Twitter

  • Pick N Pod

  • Shop

  • Featured Video

    Oops, something went wrong.
  • STAY IN TOUCH!

    LATEST POSTS

    BallnRoll Gives Back
    19 Jul 20190 comments
    ESPYS 2019
    11 Jul 20190 comments
    Celebrating the Best
    25 Jun 20190 comments

    LATEST TWEETS

    Read all tweets

    © 2016 BallnRoll

    Web Solutions by: CO4 Computing Inc