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Ujiri's gamble on Kawhi is a win for Raptors regardless of results

Hours after flying in from Africa, Masai Ujiri strolled into the third-floor practice court at Scotiabank Arena on Friday to address the previously unthinkable: The Toronto Raptors, heading into their 24th NBA season without a single Finals appearance to show for it, acquired a top-five player.

“We are stepping on territory that we never have,” the franchise president said.

Ujiri has added Kawhi Leonard to a core group with realistic expectations of making it to the NBA Finals. In ord…
NBA | theScore

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