No one panic when things go "according to plan".
Toronto rappers had a good job. Duo with all the stars who enjoyed playing together with each other, as well as several others, a head coach who stood on the test of time and won for a period of five years, unlike what the franchisee had seen so far.
President Masai Ujiri has decided that he is not good enough. He loved great, wanted a championship, so he sold the star DeMar DeRozan, someone whose name became a synonym for franchise, for a superstar in Kawhi Leonard from San Antonio Spurs. If you can trade with Mr. "I'm Toronto", everyone could.
So now, with Anthony Davis trading in rumors in full slope after his demand for trade away from New Orleans Pelicans and the chances of putting Raptors in the mix to land, summer activation Denny Green noted the latest episode of his podcast, Inside the green room, that he has little influence on his teammates from the new team.
"It's a bit different to be in a different locker, we talked about that type of work or guys who feel a little upset, or uncomfortable, or not so safe. [In] San Antonio, we did not make many moves or shattered things. Most guys felt pretty safe in that things would not have happened or any big changes.
"But here, you know, I feel as a result of Demar's whole state, guys, nobody feels safe, we practice now, things are going well, but we will not really know what will happen" until the deadline for trade . We are easy on that, [make] jokes about it, but at the end of the day, the guys know that it's business and know that most teams will not go to such a type and, many times, it can be a piece that [could] to move. At the end of the day, by February, you can be in a brand new city for a new team. "
This is the reality of the NBA, but the one that seems to be used to some players who have been franchised, who prided themselves on continuity and chemistry in their most successful period. But Udji and the rest of his office showed that as the intestines can be made as emotions behind the trade, the Larry O'Brien trophy in Toronto remains a top priority and nothing will come to that end.
Kevin O'Connor of Ringer announced on January 29 that Raptors is expected to bid alongside the Los Angeles Lakers, New York Knicks and Milwaukee Bucks. Added to that, Adrian Voinarovski from ESPN announced on Thursday that Pelicanians GD. Delphs have avoided the calls from the Lakers GM Robin Pelinck, and Raptors is moving a little further from the line to be able to make a deal before the February 7 deadline. Remember, Boston Celtics are out of the deadline for the deal's end due to Rose Rule "for Curie Irving.
While the Pelican seems to be in no hurry to conclude a contract and understand the best of their action in the summer, Toronto suddenly puts them in charge of these superstar crafts, a big step outside the box for years.
For those Raptors players who may feel the heat of this entire trading conversation, however, this is certainly not the plan they had in mind.