Toronto Raptors Making Right Move Going After Masai Ujiri

By Andy Schmidt
Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

There has been talk about who the Toronto Raptors would look at to become their new general manager. It appears that they have their hearts set on one man now.

Toronto has gotten permission to speak with Denver Nuggets general manager Masai Ujiri about the job. Ujiri has been in Toronto before as their assistant GM for three years before going to Denver in 2010. This move sounds perfect for the Raptors, but they may need to wait another month to pull the trigger on it.

Ujiri’s contract with Denver expires on June 30 and while he has said that he wants to stay in Denver, I could see a part of him wanting to head back to Toronto. He isn’t making that much money with the Nuggets, and it sounds like the Raptors would offer nearly triple his current salary.

I would jump at that chance if I was Ujiri. I know that the Nuggets have a great roster, but the Raptors are trending that way as well.

It would be a huge move for Toronto if they can pull this off and were able to secure this season’s NBA executive of the year. The Raptors have the roster to make a run next season in the Eastern Conference and could have Ujiri find a quality coach to go with that team. It has been too long since Toronto was in the playoffs as they missed it for the fifth straight year this season.

If they can get Ujiri to take over, I don’t think that streak will reach six seasons.

Andy Schmidt is a columnist/writer for RantSports. Follow him on Twitter @ASchmidtSports, like his Facebook page or add him to your network on Google.

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