After building the team that won their first and only NBA Championship, there is fear that Masai Ujiri is ready to move on.
According to Steve Popper of Newsday, speculation is growing that the esteemed President of Basketball Operations might be headed to the Knicks.
But based on comments made by numerous people in Toronto on Wednesday, many in the Raptors’ organization believe that the changes could come higher on the organizational chart and that if the Knicks’ struggles continue, at season’s end, Dolan will make an effort to convince Masai Ujiri to come to New York. And the fear within the Raptors’ organization is that Ujiri will go.
Ujiri is one of the NBA’s top executives, helping the Raptors to consistent postseason berths, then signing Kawhi and winning the chip in 2019. Today, he somehow still has his team relevant despite losing their best player in free agency.
While there has been no indication that Masai is headed to The Big Apple, getting an offer like that would be hard to refuse. As the President of Basketball Operations for the Knicks, he’d get the chance to rebuild a legendary franchise in one of the biggest markets in the league.
Even in the midst of their misfortunes, that’s a job worth considering.