Raptors’ Masai Ujiri issues statement on Kawhi Leonard departure
The Toronto Raptors have issued their first public statement since learning Kawhi Leonard was leaving the organization.
Team president Masai Ujiri thanked both Leonard and Danny Green for their contributions to the Raptors’ title run, wishing them the best for the future while affirming the organization’s intent to continue winning championships.
Masai Ujiri’s statement on the departure of Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green: pic.twitter.com/CaChe83SNF
— Seerat Sohi (@seeratsohi) July 6, 2019
It’s a fairly by-the-book statement, but a nice gesture all the same. Leonard’s legacy especially is quite secure after winning Finals MVP, and he’ll be long remembered in Toronto for his contributions, even if his tenure there only lasted one season. His year was so memorable, in fact, that it’s unlikely that any Raptor will wear his No. 2 again.