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NBA: Goran Dragic leaves Raptors for personal reasons

NBA: Goran Dragic leaves Raptors for personal reasons

TORONTO – Goran Dragic has left the Toronto Raptors for personal reasons.

The Raptors announced before Sunday’s game against the Boston Celtics that the base, which it got during the season with Precious Uchiwa, in a deal that sent Kyle Lowry to the Miami Heat, was not with the team.

“First of all, he is a really good guy. He is very professional and very wise. He is a nice guy to be around and lead,” said Nick Norse, Raptors coach.

The 35-year-old Dragic has made just five appearances for the Raptors, averaging 8.0 points, 1.8 assists and 2.8 rebounds in 17.9 minutes of play. ‘Only once since October 25th.’

Raptors general manager Bobby Webster said Dragic has the “full support” of the team.

“Goran has been a true professional since joining the Raptors. He has been a wonderful mentor to our young players and a valued colleague to our veterans. He will continue to train and stay in shape while he is away.”

Webster said there was no set timetable for the return.

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