Building on the momentum his team built after coming within one made basket of a second round playoff berth, Masai Ujiri appeared on TSN 1050 to discuss the team's press conference to announce the re-signing of their starting point guard and how the Raptors expect their all but finalized roster to compete next season.
“For him to commit to us says a lot about him, it says a lot about our fans, it says a lot about the organization and where we're trying to go,” Ujiri said of Lowry's new four-year, $48 million contract.
Besides Lowry, the GM was also able to re-sign key reserves Greivis Vasquez and Patrick Patterson, and were reportedly in agreement to bring back former Raptor James Johnson.
Asked about how the team will be able to build off their success last season, Ujiri said the focus is giving the roster time to fulfill it's potential.
“I think it's patience and growth and you keep building slowly – we're not going to make any crazy moves,” Ujiri said. “We're going to give these guys the opportunity to keep growing.
“Well keep trying to grow as a team, that's where we are. It's not a time to make any crazy decisions. Our goal was to bring everybody back to build continuity and that's what we're doing.”
Ujiri: Lowry signing, building a contender