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Toronto Raptors President Masai Ujiri is seen in the tunnel area ahead of NBA basketball action against New Orleans Pelicans, in Toronto, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019. The Toronto Raptors are the only NBA team forced to play outside of their home market this season, but Ujiri says the club is doing everything it can to help players feel comfortable in Tampa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Ujiri: Raptors’ unique trait is ‘togetherness,’ says Toronto will adapt to Tampa

Raptors learned less than three weeks ago they wouldn’t be permitted to play out of Scotiabank Arena

Toronto Raptors President Masai Ujiri is seen in the tunnel area ahead of NBA basketball action against New Orleans Pelicans, in Toronto, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019. The Toronto Raptors are the only NBA team forced to play outside of their home market this season, but Ujiri says the club is doing everything it can to help players feel comfortable in Tampa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2020, file photo, Georgia's Anthony Edwards (5) looks to pass the ball during the second half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Memphis in Memphis, Tenn. The Minnesota Timberwolves selected Edwards with the first pick in the NBA draft Wednesday, Nov. 18. (AP Photo/Karen Pulfer Focht, File)

Wolves select Edwards with No. 1 pick in delayed NBA draft

Wolves select Edwards with No. 1 pick in delayed NBA draft

FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2020, file photo, Georgia's Anthony Edwards (5) looks to pass the ball during the second half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Memphis in Memphis, Tenn. The Minnesota Timberwolves selected Edwards with the first pick in the NBA draft Wednesday, Nov. 18. (AP Photo/Karen Pulfer Focht, File)
FILE - Oklahoma City Thunder's Chris Paul (3) makes a pass during the first half of an NBA first-round playoff basketball game against the Houston Rockets in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., in this Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, file photo. A person with knowledge of the situation says All-Star guard Chris Paul is being traded from the Oklahoma City Thunder to the Phoenix Suns, where he'll play alongside one of the league's most dynamic young scorers in fellow All-Star Devin Booker. The Thunder are acquiring Ricky Rubio, Kelly Oubre, Jalen Lecque, Ty Jerome and a first-round pick that will be conveyed sometime between 2022 and 2025, said the person who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the trade had not been finalized by the league. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

All-Star guard Chris Paul sent to Suns in blockbuster trade

All-Star guard Chris Paul sent to Suns in blockbuster trade

FILE - Oklahoma City Thunder's Chris Paul (3) makes a pass during the first half of an NBA first-round playoff basketball game against the Houston Rockets in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., in this Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, file photo. A person with knowledge of the situation says All-Star guard Chris Paul is being traded from the Oklahoma City Thunder to the Phoenix Suns, where he'll play alongside one of the league's most dynamic young scorers in fellow All-Star Devin Booker. The Thunder are acquiring Ricky Rubio, Kelly Oubre, Jalen Lecque, Ty Jerome and a first-round pick that will be conveyed sometime between 2022 and 2025, said the person who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the trade had not been finalized by the league. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
Joshua Wilson, left, a junior at Winston-Salem State University, speaks with NBA star and current Winston-Salem State University student Chris Paul about where Paul can pick up his student ID on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, in Winston-Salem, N.C. Paul led nearly 2,500 people on a march to an early-voting site at a university in North Carolina where he also takes classes. (Andrew Dye/The Winston-Salem Journal via AP)

Chris Paul, on upcoming NBA season: ‘Nothing is perfect’

Chris Paul, on upcoming NBA season: ‘Nothing is perfect’

Joshua Wilson, left, a junior at Winston-Salem State University, speaks with NBA star and current Winston-Salem State University student Chris Paul about where Paul can pick up his student ID on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, in Winston-Salem, N.C. Paul led nearly 2,500 people on a march to an early-voting site at a university in North Carolina where he also takes classes. (Andrew Dye/The Winston-Salem Journal via AP)
FILE - This Sept. 30, 2018, file photo shows former Boston Celtics great Tommy Heinsohn prior to a preseason basketball game in Boston. Tommy Heinsohn, who as a Boston Celtics player, coach and broadcaster was with the team for all 17 of its NBA championships, has died. He was 86. The team confirmed Heinsohn's death on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

Hall of Famer Tommy Heinsohn, ‘ultimate Celtic,’ dies at 86

Hall of Famer Tommy Heinsohn, ‘ultimate Celtic,’ dies at 86

FILE - This Sept. 30, 2018, file photo shows former Boston Celtics great Tommy Heinsohn prior to a preseason basketball game in Boston. Tommy Heinsohn, who as a Boston Celtics player, coach and broadcaster was with the team for all 17 of its NBA championships, has died. He was 86. The team confirmed Heinsohn's death on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
FILE - In this July 29, 2020, file photo, a security guard wearing a face mask stands near a basketball arena inside thre NBA bubble at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The NBA had teams in the bubble for three months. The NHL playoff bubble lasted 65 days from the time teams arrived in Toronto and Edmonton, Alberta, until Tampa Bay won the Stanley Cup. Officials from both leagues beamed that mask, distancing and other protocols were still being followed strictly on the final day. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, File)

It’s done: The NBA comes back on Dec. 22, a 72-game season

It’s done: The NBA comes back on Dec. 22, a 72-game season

FILE - In this July 29, 2020, file photo, a security guard wearing a face mask stands near a basketball arena inside thre NBA bubble at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The NBA had teams in the bubble for three months. The NHL playoff bubble lasted 65 days from the time teams arrived in Toronto and Edmonton, Alberta, until Tampa Bay won the Stanley Cup. Officials from both leagues beamed that mask, distancing and other protocols were still being followed strictly on the final day. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, File)
FILE - In this March 8, 2020, file photo, Oklahoma City Thunder's Chris Paul plays against the Boston Celtics during an NBA basketball game in Boston. NBA star Chris Paul led nearly 2,500 people on a march to an early-voting site at a university in North Carolina where he also takes classes. Winston-Salem Journal reports that Paul was part of the “March to the Polls Part 2” event held Tuesday, Oct. 27, at Winston-Salem State University. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

NBA players approve plan to start season on Dec. 22

NBA players approve plan to start season on Dec. 22

FILE - In this March 8, 2020, file photo, Oklahoma City Thunder's Chris Paul plays against the Boston Celtics during an NBA basketball game in Boston. NBA star Chris Paul led nearly 2,500 people on a march to an early-voting site at a university in North Carolina where he also takes classes. Winston-Salem Journal reports that Paul was part of the “March to the Polls Part 2” event held Tuesday, Oct. 27, at Winston-Salem State University. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

Bubble Kings: Lakers run past Heat for 17th NBA championship

Bubble Kings: Lakers run past Heat for 17th NBA championship

The NBA off-season begins, with 1 major question: Now what?

The NBA off-season begins, with 1 major question: Now what?

Heat force Game 6, top Lakers to stave off elimination

Heat force Game 6, top Lakers to stave off elimination

Heat force Game 6, top Lakers to stave off elimination

Heat force Game 6, top Lakers to stave off elimination
Lakers top Heat 102-96, take 3-1 lead in NBA Finals

Lakers top Heat 102-96, take 3-1 lead in NBA Finals

Lakers top Heat 102-96, take 3-1 lead in NBA Finals

Lakers top Heat 102-96, take 3-1 lead in NBA Finals
Halfway home: Lakers top Heat 124-114 for 2-0 Finals lead

Halfway home: Lakers top Heat 124-114 for 2-0 Finals lead

Halfway home: Lakers top Heat 124-114 for 2-0 Finals lead

Halfway home: Lakers top Heat 124-114 for 2-0 Finals lead
Lakers, LeBron roll in Game 1 of finals, top Heat 116-98

Lakers, LeBron roll in Game 1 of finals, top Heat 116-98

Lakers, LeBron roll in Game 1 of finals, top Heat 116-98

Lakers, LeBron roll in Game 1 of finals, top Heat 116-98
James, Herro see popularity rise in the NBA playoffs

James, Herro see popularity rise in the NBA playoffs

James, Herro see popularity rise in the NBA playoffs

James, Herro see popularity rise in the NBA playoffs

The Finals are set: LeBron, Lakers will meet Butler, Heat

The Finals are set: LeBron, Lakers will meet Butler, Heat

Davis, Lakers beat Nuggets to take 3-1 lead in West finals

Davis, Lakers beat Nuggets to take 3-1 lead in West finals

Davis, Lakers beat Nuggets to take 3-1 lead in West finals

Davis, Lakers beat Nuggets to take 3-1 lead in West finals

Heat get chance Friday to oust Celtics, reach NBA Finals

Heat get chance Friday to oust Celtics, reach NBA Finals

Raptors coach Nurse says he needs to ‘decompress’ from this season

Raptors coach Nurse says he needs to ‘decompress’ from this season

Raptors coach Nurse says he needs to ‘decompress’ from this season

Raptors coach Nurse says he needs to ‘decompress’ from this season

Back to work: NBA’s non-Disney clubs start team workouts

Back to work: NBA’s non-Disney clubs start team workouts

For NBA players, Taylor grand jury decision ‘not enough’

For NBA players, Taylor grand jury decision ‘not enough’

For NBA players, Taylor grand jury decision ‘not enough’

For NBA players, Taylor grand jury decision ‘not enough’