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DeMar DeRozan on relationship with Raptors president Masai Ujiri: ‘It’s done. There’s no reason to have a relationship’

2018 USA Basketball Men's National Team Minicamp

LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 26: DeMar DeRozan #35 of the United States talks with head coach Gregg Popovich during a practice session at the 2018 USA Basketball Men’s National Team minicamp at the Mendenhall Center at UNLV on July 26, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

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DeMar DeRozan said Masai Ujiri lied to him, alleging the Raptors president directly told him he wouldn’t be traded before dealing him to the Spurs for Kawhi Leonard.

Josh Lewenberg of TSN:

Prediction: DeRozan will eventually get over this and reconnect with Ujiri.

Isaiah Thomas said in October he might never talk to Danny Ainge again. By January, Thomas revealed he the Celtics president were back on good terms. (Thomas reached out to Ainge this offseason about returning to Boston.)

Like with DeRozan, Thomas had many players telling him how his old boss did him wrong. That reinforcement of the gut-reaction feeling can be quite powerful.

But time heals most wounds. I doubt DeRozan gets over his grudge as quickly as Thomas did, but I’d bet on it eventually happening.