The Toronto Raptors have never dipped below 48 victories during the tenure of Masai Ujiri, but they also have yet to reach The Finals. The Raptors perhaps have their best opportunity with Kawhi Leonard and an excellent supporting cast.

“I have a mandate . . . to win a championship,” said Ujiri. “You can’t continue doing the same thing over and over again. We gave a chance to [that] team. We tried to build it as much as we can.”

The Raptors made a bold move in trading for Leonard, especially given how difficult of a person he has been to get a read on.

“We got as much information as we could, and we made a decision,” said Bobby Webster.