Leading to the start of training camp, sources say Kyle Lowry had been dodging calls and texts from team officials such as Masai Ujiri and Nick Nurse.
Lowry only spoke briefly with Nurse following his elevation to head coach in June.
Lowry also hadn't spoken with Kawhi Leonard until media day on Monday.
“I'm here to do my job,” said Lowry. “One thing about me is I’ve always been prepared to come in and try to win a championship. I’ve always been given an opportunity to go out there and do me, and come back ready to go, in shape, ready to play. My mindset never changes: Come to work for the Toronto Raptors, try to win a gold ball. That’s the same as it’s been since my first year here. That's been my sentiment: Trying to win a gold ball here.”
The Raptors felt Lowry's decision not to comment on their trade of DeMar DeRozan was not a concern as he's never made a habit of speaking to the media during the offseason.