Toronto Raptors Rumors
Similarly, as DeMar DeRozan, his father Frank and mother Diane, his very pregnant girlfriend Kiara and his long-time agent Aaron Goodwin waited in DeRozan’s off-season home for the Raptors contingent to arrive, they had a very clear set of expectations. “They knew exactly what they wanted to do, we knew exactly what we wanted to do,” says Goodwin, who has represented DeRozan for his entire career. “The negotiation was simply trying to find a way where each party would be completely upset with the other party if a deal didn’t get done. “
“It just seemed like talking to DeMar he wanted to be here,” said Ujiri, the Raptors’ president. “So we just wanted to kind of find the right balance where you go to him and you’re not disrespectful but making him feel good and making him feel like he doesn’t need to talk to anyone else.”
Norman Powell: Before I talk about my rookie season, here are three things you need to know: 1. Don’t be late. If practice is at 10 a.m., be there at 8:30 a.m. 2. Stay clear of any off-the-court issues that will cause trouble, do the right thing 100 per cent of the time. 3. Be an energy giver, not a taker.
Norman Powell: My advice on this team is to know that you’re in the best organization in the NBA. You couldn’t have come to a better place to start off your NBA careers, so enjoy it. Know that this team cares about not only the player you are on, but who you are off, the court. There isn’t anything that you will need that they don’t have, and if they don’t have it they will do everything in their power to get it.