Masai Ujiri Rumors

Toronto general manager Masai Ujiri has recently said the Raptors organization is “going through the process” of evaluating the individuals in the program before making a decision on whether to retain head coach Dwane Casey another season. If Casey is let go, Nuggets interim coach Melvin Hunt could be among the names in contention there. Hunt and Ujiri worked together in Denver.
Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri made the rounds on Toronto sports radio Wednesday, but much like in his season-ending news conference last week, he didn’t have much to add on the status of coach Dwane Casey. “I’m still studying it, we’re still gathering all the information,” Ujiri told Sportsnet 590 The FAN in regards to whether a decision has been made on Casey’s future. Approximately 20 minutes later, Ujiri told competing station TSN 1050 the same thing. “We’re still going to go through the process of looking at the things we did well and the things we didn’t do so well,” he said. “When that happens, we will make a decision and move forward.”
It turns out Raptors head honcho Masai Ujuri did have something to say about Paul Pierce and his remarks about it. In a nutshell, Ujuri told the crowd outside the ACC that he didn’t give a bleep about it. “Typical Ujuri,’’ said Pierce after his game-high 20 points staked visiting Washington to its overtime win in Game 1. “I heard what he said last year when I was in Brooklyn. I really couldn’t care less. I think I can play the psychological war a little better than him.”
Toronto general manager Masai Ujiri used an expletive Saturday talking about Washington forward Paul Pierce when addressing fans before the Raptors playoff opener. “People want me to say something about Paul Pierce but, we don’t give a (expletive) about ‘it’,” Ujiri told a cheering crowd outside the Air Canada Centre in an area dubbed Jurassic Park. Ujiri was referring to the Wizards veteran who earlier this week told ESPN he wasn’t worried about the Raptors because “I don’t feel they have the ‘it’ that makes you worried.”