The Toronto Raptors lost two great ones in Marc Gasol and Serge Ibaka, who joined the Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers, respectively.
Ibaka thanked Toronto and Canada in an Instagram post saying, “the love I have received on this journey I will never forget. I’ve had great teammates, front office and staff next to me. And of course, a fan base that is second to none.”
The Raptors re-signed Fred VanVleet to a four-year, $85 million contract, which is a good reward for the guard who went from an undrafted free agent to a NBA champion.
The Raptors opened some space under the salary cap and look poised to pick up some free agents this off-season.
Serge Ibaka photo – (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press )