Raptors President Masai Ujiri was greeted by media early Tuesday morning after a controversial article was printed saying that All-Star Kyle Lowry does not want to return to the Toronto Raptors.
As of July 1st the 31-year-old will become an unrestricted free agent. Lowry sent out a tweet on Monday night disputing the article.
I dont do this ever but :
Don’t believe what you hear !! Especially if it didn’t come from me, and that bs FOR SURE didn’t come from me..GN
— Kyle Lowry (@Klow7) June 20, 2017
Ujiri echoed Lowry’s thoughts.”He’s been a part of our organization, and he says he wants to come back,” Ujiri told reporters. “Listen, I know there is speculation … we all have ups and downs. There are times when he has been down and there are times when we are down. It happens to every team, every player. People go through it. This is rumour season and everyone is going to make a big deal out of everything. I know what Kyle has told me. Kyle has been here working out and he actually just left. I know what he has been telling me and I can only believe what he tells me, not the famous sources. We will see how that goes.”
It’s been a busy 24 hours in the NBA from the Cavs parting ways with their GM (which Ujiri said was BS) to the Knicks apparently shopping around Kristaps Porzingis.
“One day it’s quiet, the next day it’s noisy. That’s just how the NBA works,” Ujiri said. “With all of these things going around, you make calls, you listen to calls and you see what fits your team. Leading up to the draft and on draft day, that’s another deadline that we work with on our side. Things will shake up a little bit and we’ll see how it affects the Raptors.”