OG Anunoby aiming to replace Kawhi Leonard as Raptors’ starting SF


Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri says the team has had "conversations" with Pascal Siakam's representation about a contract extension.

With Leonard playing an important role in helping the team to secure its first championship, uncertainty about whether they could do it again surrounded the team. "We've always been the least favoured to win".

General manager Masai Ujiri, who traded franchise icon DeMar DeRozan to San Antonio to acquire Leonard and Green, insisted he had no reason to be upset with the way his big move worked out. "But we also understand how good we can be as a team, and we're all going to invest everything in it to be that team". "It's incredible what they did and I thought they showed unbelievable composition and I think it's going to transfer into this year", he said. Interestingly, Nick Nurse and the Toronto front office are expecting him to have a huge season once he gets his rhythm back.

"If I had to express it in one word, I would say 'hungry, '" Gasol said Saturday when asked about the revamped Raptors team (via ESPN). Lowry, Toronto's longest-tenured player, has been an All-Star for five straight seasons.

"It's always the same goal for me". "I'm more motivated than ever". "It's an unexplainable feeling but you want it". "For me, it's just going out here and doing my job like I always do, be a true professional and lead the best I can like I've always done".

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Another point of contention for the players was being counted out as the possible favourites to win, with oddsmakers slotting them outside the top 10 title contenders.

"We are excited about our season, obviously Kawhi went to the Clippers but we move on". "I think it's a very hungry team". "It's been like that since I first came to this team as a rookie".

"There's nothing he can't do", VanVleet said.

After media day, the Raptors head to Quebec City for training camp before opening preseason play against the Houston Rockets in Japan.