Raptors Will Proceed To Have ‘Endurance’ Regardless of Exceeding Expectations

The Toronto Raptors surpassed expectations through the 21-22 season in ending fifth within the Jap Convention, however they do not anticipate to speed up their timeline due to it.

“I believe it’s nonetheless a workforce of the long run,” Masai Ujiri stated throughout his end-of-season state of the union handle on Tuesday. “I believe we’ve got to have persistence and develop. It’s the primary time Pascal (Siakam) and Fred (VanVleet) and OG (Anunoby) have been on the helm. I believe they did OK. And the younger guys, (it was) the primary time they’re actually enjoying.

“We nonetheless preach persistence and progress right here. I do know with how the outcomes got here on the finish of the season. I do know the expectations now develop into day-to-day; I perceive that from a fan perspective or media perspective. It’s win now. However we’re considering (about) the lengthy recreation right here.”

Ujiri believes within the core of VanVleet, Siakam, Anunoby and Scottie Barnes and can give them alternatives to develop and maybe fail.

“I believe there are issues we’re actually going to guage the following few days,” Ujiri stated when requested if he could be keen at hand out multiyear offers to free brokers, each his personal and people from different groups, within the offseason. “That is what you guys making me do that press convention proper after the season (causes). In case you’d waited three weeks, then I’d (have) been capable of inform you what all our conferences (yielded) and all of the issues that we wish to do. However proper now, I don’t have a solution for you.”


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