HoopsHype Masai Ujiri rumors

December 9, 2013 Updates

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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The Toronto Raptors announced Monday they have signed free-agent point guard D.J. Augustin (aug-us-TEEN). Per team policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. “Adding a young, experienced point guard to our roster was one of our objectives going into this off-season,” said Raptors President and General Manager, Basketball Operations Masai Ujiri. “D.J. will provide experience and give us depth in the backcourt.” Raptors.com

July 19, 2013 Updates

Andre Iguodala: "He and I, we definitely had a connection. But Masai got a great opportunity from a place he used to be (in Toronto). Then with the Coach Karl situation, that was between him and ownership. Being he had one year left on his deal and the whole contract thing, the extension, the way things unfolded, I wasn't surprised. That's becoming a theme with coaches in their last year: Can they get the extension, or will they coach out that last year? That was the battle, because he had so much weight — I shouldn't say power — but weight, with his history and how good of a coaching record he has." USA Today Sports

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