Toronto Raptors: Is Masai Ujiri indirectly calling the shots for Raptors?

Toronto Raptors: Is Masai Ujiri indirectly calling the shots for Raptors?

Toronto Raptors decision-making goes through Masai Ujiri, but is he here for the long haul? Since his hiring in 2013, all the important decisions surrounding the Raptors have gone through him. The decision to upgrade DeMar DeRozan and Jakob Poeltl for Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green, the deal to acquire Marc Gasol, and even the […]
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Author: Jason Mills / Raptors HQ

Raptors free agency: Toronto competing with two rivals for Nerlens Noel

Raptors free agency: Toronto competing with two rivals for Nerlens Noel

Despite the fact that Masai Ujiri remains unsigned the Toronto Raptors offseason is starting to properly kick off in the coming days, with the annual Raptors free agency blitz slated to really get started in August. One target that has been linked to Toronto frequently given their lack of quality at the center spot is […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Toronto Raptors: 3 dark horse suitors in a Kyle Lowry sign-and-trade

Toronto Raptors: 3 dark horse suitors in a Kyle Lowry sign-and-trade

When Masai Ujiri didn’t deal Kyle Lowry at the NBA Trade Deadline, there were certainly a few eyebrows raised. The Toronto Raptors were slumping hard and were on the outside looking in from a playoff perspective. Ujiri stood his ground though and wasn’t willing to accept anything less than what he thought was equal value for […]
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Author: Jack Long / Raptors HQ

Toronto Raptors: Malachi Flynn’s Rookie of the Month validates Masai Ujiri

Toronto Raptors: Malachi Flynn’s Rookie of the Month validates Masai Ujiri

Masai Ujiri and the Toronto Raptors using a first-round draft choice on San Diego State point guard Malachi Flynn seemed like one of the more disappointing picks in the 2020 NBA Draft after the first few months of the season, but Flynn has been proving to himself and RAPTOR NATION that he can play at […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Toronto Raptors: Freddie Gillespie’s NBA deal is a testament to Masai Ujiri

Toronto Raptors: Freddie Gillespie’s NBA deal is a testament to Masai Ujiri

Masai Ujiri and the Toronto Raptors have remade their roster after an eventful trade deadline, and one of the more interesting additions was picking up former Memphis Hustle star Freddie Gillespie with the intent of trying to fix their hole at the center position. Gillespie has played well in his first NBA minutes, as he […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Toronto Raptors: Trade Deadline has Masai Ujiri set to make noise this offseason

Toronto Raptors: Trade Deadline has Masai Ujiri set to make noise this offseason

Toronto Raptors executive Masai Ujiri orchestrated a trade deadline that, in the eyes of some, can be viewed as a tad underwhelming. Not for a lack of movement, with Norman Powell being moved in a straight-up player deal, while Matt Thomas and Terence Davis also were moved out West in separate deals that each brought back future 2nd […]
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Author: Jack Long / Raptors HQ

Toronto Raptors: Trade Value Rankings on Deadline Day

Toronto Raptors: Trade Value Rankings on Deadline Day

The clock is ticking on Masai Ujiri, Bobby Webster and the Toronto Raptors, as they face some potentially franchise-altering moves ahead of Thursday’s NBA trade deadline. With their recent nine-game losing skid dramatically moving the club towards a ‘sellers’ distinction, it feels like the right time to move away from which big man we might […]
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Author: Ben Fisher / Raptors HQ

Raptors: Masai Ujiri needs to avoid turning into Danny Ainge at the deadline

Raptors: Masai Ujiri needs to avoid turning into Danny Ainge at the deadline

Masai Ujiri and the Toronto Raptors are not only trying to fight for a playoff spot in the crowded Eastern Conference, but they’re doing so in the Atlantic Division, which features five teams that could all make it to the postseason. Despite their poor form of late, Danny Ainge and the Boston Celtics are right […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Raptors: 4 potential sellers Toronto should keep their eyes on

Raptors: 4 potential sellers Toronto should keep their eyes on

Nick Nurse, Masai Ujiri, and the Toronto Raptors have suddenly entered the “contenders” arena, as their impressive winning run following a dreadful 2-8 start has the front office looking for upgrades around the league. In such a competitive Eastern Conference, Toronto needs to do something to set itself apart from the rest of the contenders. […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Raptors: 3 Kyle Lowry trades that send him to the Heat, Clippers, and 76ers

Raptors: 3 Kyle Lowry trades that send him to the Heat, Clippers, and 76ers

Masai Ujiri and the Toronto Raptors can’t seem to squash the Kyle Lowry trade rumors, as the Philadelphia Inquirer is reporting that the Philadelphia 76ers, Miami Heat, and Los Angeles Clippers are all interested in acquiring the veteran floor general, with the 76ers in particular high on Lowry’s list of potential destinations.  Lowry is averaging […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ