Raptors President hopeful games will be played in Toronto this NBA season

The season is set to begin on Dec 22.

The Raptors are optimistic they can tip-off this NBA season north of the border even though COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Toronto.

On CBC Radio’s “The Current,” President Masai Ujiri spoke about the current pandemic and the hurdles surrounding this upcoming season.

Those hurdles include the international border with the United States remaining closed to non-essential travel, and the current mandatory 14-day quarantine in Canada.

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Ujiri told “The Current” he wants to figure out the season here in Canada.

“We don’t want to take our team to another city, carry families, carry workers, carry other people to another place,” Ujiri said.

While Ujiri and the Raptors remain hopeful, his remarks come the same day Ontario reported another record number of new COVID-19 cases.

The NBA is set to open training camps on Dec 1.