NBA veteran Lou Williams gave interesting insights into why it is difficult for the Toronto Raptors to keep players.
The Raptors have just won their first championship in franchise history and are trying to persuade Kawhi Leonard to stay with them instead of signing elsewhere. Williams, a three-time NBA sixth of the year, played for the Raptors in the 2014-2015 season. In an appearance in "The No Chill Podcast" with Gilbert Arenas and Mike Botticello, Williams gave an excellent look at the American players in Toronto.
"If you're there, you'll love playing for the Raptors, love playing for the country. But in this fourth, fifth month of the season you are like "damn, I want to go home".
"When you play in Toronto, you feel like you're playing abroad." We can not wait to go traveling sometimes just to be in America. It's like little ones – you do not think so. Channels on your TV, phone bill, you must have a Canadian bank account. S – people do not think about it That is hard. And if you have children, raise your children in Canada.
"One who is there is like" Oh, that's a jerk. "But the hard part is keeping people."
Williams only played one season for the Raptors and won his first sixth man award of the year this season. They did not offer him a return contract, and instead signed a three-year contract with the Lakers for $ 21 million.
Leonard should choose between the Raptors and Clippers, although the Lakers supposedly think about it They also have a chance.
Below is a snippet of Williams's comments, but beware of the swear words.
LA Clipper Lou Williams talks about how Americans do not want to play in Canada in the face of the upcoming decision on the free agency of Kawhi Leonard. Image .twitter.com / f8RjOivOl9
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