Kyle Lowry is ill with Chatterjee before the March 25 trade deadline.
The Raptors guard has been the subject of trade rumors over the past few weeks, but it appears that a special report from The Ringer's Rene Rosillo sparked a backlash from the six-time All-Star on Tuesday.
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“The lies people tell in the media is amazing,” Laurie said on her Instagram Story. “do not put [things] When they won't come from me! “
“So the one word on him is that Lori has been telling everyone for over a month that he's been trading, which is interesting considering he's already like, ‘Yeah, I'm out of here,” Russello. he said. “So I don't know if he's saying that. I don't know if he's understanding something that he's with the front office. I don't know that's part of it.
“But whenever you ask about Lori, it's like, ‘Well, he thinks he's leaving.” “
There was also a report of Philadelphia Inquirer Keith Pompey Last month it was said that Laurie would like to join 76 people if the letters were to run before the deadline. However, Laurie's agent, Mark Bartelstein, denied that report. SiriusXM during an interview on NBA radio.
“There was a story of how he insisted on moving to Philadelphia. It's just not true,” Bartelstein said. “So that story unfolded, so I talk on the phone [Raptors president of basketball operations] Masai [Ujiri] And [general manager] Policeman [Webster] And make sure they knew that, was definitely not coming from us.
Laurie is having another strong season for the Raptors, averaging 18.0 points, 7.0 assists, 5.5 rebounds and 1.2 steals per game. Toronto struggled to make the start of the season, losing eight of its first 10 matches, but the team rebounded and is firmly in the Eastern Conference playoff picture.
If Lori is not available, he will top the target list for many contenders. At this point, however, Laurie is content to finish the 2020-21 campaign with the Raptors.