A source close to the team confirmed a report Saturday that the Raptors had re-signed the 26-year-old to a four-year, $85-million deal United States, keeping one of the best backcourts in the league intact.
Raptors president Masai Ujiri released a statement saying the Raptors will play home games in Tampa, Florida.
Don't call them the Tampa Bay Raptors: The 2019 National Basketball Association world champions are still Toronto's team. they just happen to be indefinitely relegated to Florida.More news: Bigg Boss 14: Rubina Dilaik, Abhinav Shukla argue over captaincy task
After finishing last National Basketball Association season in a bubble outside Orlando, the franchise will have to temporarily relocate to Tampa, as the Canadian government has denied the team's request to host home games at Scotiabank Arena. The U.S. -Canada border remains closed to nonessential travel.
The NBA's regular season will begin on December 22.
"We commit to continuing our work together, planning for a safe return to play in Toronto". The number of cases in both countries, but particularly in the US has surged since.
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Major League Baseball's Toronto Blue Jays used nearby Buffalo as their temporary home last season.
The first, and most important, part of their comparatively tame free agency plan is complete.
But the spikes in cases, the Canadian government's restrictions around cross-border travel and the mandatory 14-day quarantine for people entering Canada proved too much for the country's only National Basketball Association team. The provincial Ontario government announced that Toronto and the Peel Region suburb will go into lockdown - restricting dining, shopping and other events - starting Monday. Reportedly, Nashville, Tampa, and Fort Lauderdale are under consideration if it comes to that.More news: Secy. Pompeo denounces boycotts of Israel as anti-Semitic