Here are some highlights from Masai Ujiri’s press conference explaining the trade for Kawhi Leonard.

Kudos to Ujiri for stepping up and being honest about why DeMar DeRozan’s feelings were hurt over being traded and explaining that Kawhi Leonard – a top-five player in the NBA – was only available because of injury concerns.

I also snuck in a question about how it’s tough moving this franchise from being good to elite and playing for championships.

Written by Ryan McNeill

I've appeared on ESPN Radio, MTV Canada, SiriusXM, The Fan 590 and other radio programs and TV shows. I've been blessed to have covered the NBA with media credentials since the 2007-08 season and NCAA Football since the 2015 season.