TAMPA, Fla. – Masai Ujiri is difficult the Toronto Raptors’ possession group to suppose massive.
The crew president’s future in Toronto is the most important query looming over the Raptors this low season.
The 50-year-old Ujiri has mentioned he would wait till the season ended earlier than starting contract negotiations.
Ujiri mentioned throughout a 45-minute media availability Wednesday that their 2019 NBA championship is historical historical past — he needs Maple Leaf Sports activities & Leisure Ltd., to consider what’s subsequent.
Whereas it hasn’t been decided whether or not the Raptors can open subsequent season again at Scotiabank Area, Ujiri, who has returned to Toronto, mentioned he’s “very decided” to get the inexperienced gentle from the federal authorities.
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Ujiri mentioned the Raptors had been hit exhausting this season by their transfer to Tampa, Fla., then a COVID-19 outbreak in March that noticed them fall down the Japanese Convention standings.
Ujiri spoke the day after veteran guard Kyle Lowry addressed the media forward of his impending free company. The Raptors president mentioned the very fact Lowry is 35 years outdated doesn’t affect whether or not or not the crew will re-sign the six-time all-star.
This report by The Canadian Press was first printed Might 19, 2021.
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