Serge Ibaka told Masai Ujiri he thinks Toronto can win 2 more championships
“Serge came in the other day and was like, ‘Boss man, Boss man, I really think we can win two more,’” Ujiri told Eric Koreen of The Athletic.
There was some speculation as to whether or not Ujiri would stay with the Raptors organization, but he made it clear that his heart lies in Toronto on Tuesday afternoon. He also echoed Ibaka’s sentiments about winning more championships:
“Yes. For me, it’s always been about Toronto,” Ujiri told TSN’s Josh Lewenberg during Tuesday’s season-ending press conference. “I love it here. My family loves it here. My wife loves it here, which is important. My kids are Canadian. I want to win more… In my mind, I’m here.
“We want to experience this moment here again and again and again,” Uniri added. “I said that we’d win in Toronto and I truly believed it… And I truly believe we’ll win some more.”
The Raptors can finally say that they are champions, and Ibaka played a big role in that accomplishment. The 29-year-old Congolese native made 74 appearances with the team during their 2018-19 regular season campaign, racking up averages of 15.0 points on 52.9 percent shooting from the field (29.0 percent from beyond the arc), 8.1 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.4 blocks in 27.2 minutes per outing.
If the Raptors can manage to retain Kawhi Leonard, there is a good chance they’ll be among the favorites to win next season.