Raptors president Ujiri thanks Kawhi, Green
ABS-CBN Sports on Jul 07, 2019 08:11 AM
FILE - TORONTO, CANADA - APRIL 27: Kawhi Leonard #2 of the Toronto Raptors handles the ball against the Philadelphia 76ers during Game One of the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals of the 2019 NBA Playoffs on April 27, 2019 at the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Mark Blinch/NBAE via Getty Images)
By The Associated Press
Toronto Raptors President Masai Ujiri is wishing Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green well.
Leonard told the Raptors that he will be signing with the Los Angeles Clippers, and Green announced subsequently that he will be signing a two-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers.
Leonard was the NBA Finals MVP and Green was a starter for Toronto last season — the former Spurs helping the Raptors win their first title.
Ujiri says “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.”
Statement from Raptors President Masai Ujiri. pic.twitter.com/w1VMHCV8ZW— Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) July 6, 2019