That face-to-face appeared to have happened later Friday evening, as the Raptors tweeted out a picture of Leonard and Ujiri together.
In total the trade consisted of DeMar DeRozan, Jakob Poeltl and a lightly protected first round pick for Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green.
On Wednesday, DeRozan posted this on Instagram: "Be told one thing & the outcome another".
Ujiri said Friday the fans were not forgotten in the trade decision but it's "hard to satisfy everybody".
A column by Mark Zeigler of the San Diego Tribune asserted that much, citing an anonymous source he claims to be close to Leonard. "We spoke. I think maybe my mistake was talking about what we expected going forward from him".
It's a collective sigh of relief for Raptors fans and management after reports that the 2014 Finals MVP had no interest in playing with Toronto. The Raptors president was vague about just what he was apologizing for, other than some miscommunication, but he knew he needed to say he was sorry. "It's not what I meant".
"I think there's a lot to sell here", the Raps' executive said about the city.
Shortly after the trade was reported, the National Basketball Association universe took social media by storm.
"San Antonio, we obviously have a reputation for taking care of our players, nearly too much, I mean, people criticize us for sitting guys down", he said.
Ujiri said he appreciated DeRozan's contributions to the franchise but felt he couldn't pass up the opportunity to acquire Kawhi Leonard. Considering the report of the Spurs wanting the team's entire young core except for Lonzo Ball, the Lakers did not have to gut their roster considering LeBron James' four-year commitment and can pursue Leonard in free agency. "I'm confident. I think we have a good game plan, and we'll see how that goes".