HoopsHype Masai Ujiri rumors

December 9, 2013 Updates

Everyone said no, and they did so abruptly. This is how far Gay’s value has declined league-wide over the last 18 months. I know GMs who say they wouldn’t touch him now in free agency for the midlevel exception. Only one team was left: the Kings, with a new ownership group determined to make a splash and a new GM, Pete D’Alessandro, who worked with Toronto GM Masai Ujiri in Denver. Grantland

Josh Lewenberg: No untouchables on the roster, Masai says, indirectly. "If someone offers us Michael Jordan today am I going to say no?" (I would hope so) Twitter @JLew1050

New Raptors front-office boss Masai Ujiri has managed to trade away Andrea Bargnani and now Gay over the past six months to create financial flexibility going forward and -- with Toronto apparently determined to avoid any accidental success in the Atlantic Division -- is said to be happy to surrender veteran point guard Kyle Lowry next. ESPN.com

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The other team in that hunt would be the Raptors, who just scored a much-needed road win in Philadelphia and play the Wizards on Friday night. The feeling among rival executives is that Raptors president Masai Ujiri will be quick to the trigger on a coaching change if things go south for Dwane Casey -- a move that would allow Ujiri, the reigning executive of the year, to begin putting his stamp on things. But clearly that time isn't now; at 4-7, the Raptors remarkably find themselves in first place in the Atlantic Division. CBSSports.com

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The Raptors, I'm told, came into camp with an open mind under new front-office boss Masai Ujiri, willing to even consider an extension for Rudy Gay if they liked what they saw. ESPN.com

October 30, 2013 Updates
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At the end of the year, at least partly out of self-preservation, Colangelo chained himself to Casey … and was promptly fired (or re-assigned, if you prefer the vague language of press releases). New Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment president and CEO Tim Leiweke brought in Masai Ujiri from Denver to replace Colangelo, and it seemed likely Ujiri would hire his own coach. “Anytime you have change like that, it’s always unsettling,” Casey said in a one-on-one interview on Wednesday evening. “I wasn’t the only one in the organization in that situation. It was unsettling.” National Post

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After the initial contract fell through, Julyan Stone is still in discussions for the Toronto Raptors to honor their deal, with three other NBA teams emerging as a serious suitor, a league source told RealGM on Friday. While a contract hasn’t been signed, Masai Ujiri and Stone’s representatives have maintained dialogue surrounding a potential deal for the free agent. RealGM

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