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Ujiri: Relationship with Kawhi remains strong, DeRozan not so much

Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri was open and honest in an illuminating interview with Ernie Johnson of Inside the NBA on Monday.

Among the many topics discussed were the difficult and sometimes cruel decisions that Ujiri had to make in turning the Raptors from an afterthought into champions. Ujiri reflected once again on the emotional toll of trading franchise player DeMar DeRozan and, one year later, having been left at the altar himself with Kawhi Leonard fleeing in free agency.

"With (former Raptors head coach Dwane Casey), it has gotten so much better now with his family and him.