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Toronto Raptors GM Masai Ujiri says Kawhi Leonard 'in right frame of mind'

TORONTO (AP) — Kawhi Leonard has yet to address the media in Toronto since his trade to the Raptors, but team president Masai Ujiri said Tuesday that his star acquisition is happy and healthy. “He is determined and seems in the right frame of mind,” Ujiri said. “You will be hearing from him shortly. I think there is a fire ...

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Ujiri: Kawhi has 'fire inside of him' ahead of upcoming season

Although Kawhi Leonard has yet to speak to local media following his trade to the Toronto Raptors, team president Masai Ujiri insists that the former NBA Finals MVP is healthy and motivated. “He is determined and seems in the right frame of mind,” Ujiri told the <a href="https://www.apnews.com… NBA | theScore

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DeRozan done with Ujiri: 'There's no reason to have a relationship'

DeMar DeRozan isn’t changing his stance on Masai Ujiri. Following his ESPN interview during which he told Chris Haynes he was “still in shock” and upset with how he was treated by the Raptors president, DeRozan told reporters at Team USA camp that he doesn’t plan on speaking to Ujiri ever again. “It’s done,” DeRozan said, acco… NBA | theScore

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Raptors' Ujiri knows re-signing Kawhi Leonard will be his toughest job

The sales pitch normally comes before the deal, but Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri is doing things the other way around with Kawhi Leonard. Ujiri spoke with media for the first time after Wednesday’s blockbuster trade that sent fan favourite DeMar DeRozan to San Antonio for Leonard, the 2014 NBA Finals MVP Several reports say that Leonard is reluctant to ...

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Ujiri apologizes to DeRozan, defends Leonard deal

Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri held court with media Friday in the wake of the Kawhi Leonard–DeMar DeRozan blockbuster trade, and led off with a direct apology to DeRozan, who suggested via social media that he’d been hurt by th… NBA | theScore

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Raptors, Ujiri betting on themselves with acquisition of Kawhi Leonard

Even after a franchise-best 59-win regular season and an off-season that already saw their longtime nemesis LeBron James leave for the Western Conference, the Toronto Raptors weren’t convinced they could remain with the status quo. The organization didn’t believe that they’d assume the throne atop the East as currently constructed, especially with the young, talented cores emerging with the Boston ...

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Raptors' Ujiri doesn't think Colangelo deserved to lose job

Masai Ujiri was targeted by burner Twitter account diatribes traced back to Bryan Colangelo’s wife, but the Toronto Raptors president says he harbors no ill will toward his former superior. “To me, my thoughts are with Bryan and his family, honestly,” Ujiri told <a href="https://theathletic.com/391884/2018/06/13/exclusive-masai-ujiri-speaks-out-on-promoting-nick-nurse-dwane-casey-heading-to-detr… NBA | theScore

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