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Free Agency 2019

NBA Free Agency 2019: Masai Ujiri pens 'heartfelt thank you' to Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green following departure from Toronto Raptors

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Masai Ujiri (NBA Getty Images)

The Toronto Raptors will take on a new look next season following Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green's departures in free agency.

Leonard and Green were instrumental in bringing Toronto their first-ever NBA championship, vindicating the blockbuster trade Masai Ujiri made last off-season, bringing the pair over from the San Antonio Spurs.

Following their respective announcements, Ujiri released the following statement:

"We are very thankful for the year that Kawhi and Danny played with us here in Toronto, and I know the city and the entire country of Canada are grateful for everything they did to help us to win our first NBA Championship," he said.

"On behalf of the Raptors, I say a very heartfelt thank you to Kawhi and to Danny, and we send them and their families nothing but good wishes. As an organization, the Raptors will focus on the future and continue our pursuit of a second championship."

Leonard, who was named Finals MVP will reportedly sign a four-year $142 million deal with the Los Angeles Clippers, while Green's deal with the Los Angeles Lakers is reportedly worth $30 million over two years.

Despite losing two key starters from their championship squad, the Raptors still possess a talented roster with a good mix of youth and veterans, with the likes of Pascal Siakam and Fred VanVleet likely to take on larger roles next season.

The Raptors have reportedly agreed to a two-year, $7.5 million deal with free agent swingman Stanley Johnson and a three-year, $4.2 million deal with EuroLeague guard Matt Thomas.

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