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SportWizards to offer Raptors exec Masai Ujiri massive $10M per year deal, report says

15:30  14 june  2019
15:30  14 june  2019 Source:   sportingnews.com

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Per Wojnarowski, the Wizards are looking to offer close to $ 10 million annually for Ujiri in addition to a chance for ownership equity. With a 114-110 victory over the Golden State Warriors in Game 6, Ujiri 's Raptors just won the NBA Finals for the first time in the franchise's 24-season history.

The Washington Wizards are preparing to offer Toronto Raptors president of basketball operations Masai Ujiri a deal that could approach $ 10 million annually and deliver him the opportunity for ownership equity, league sources tell ESPN. Wizards owner Ted Leonsis is expected to reach out to

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The champagne isn't dry on the Raptors' NBA title and the Wizards are preparing to offer Toronto president of basketball operations Masai Ujiri a massive deal that could pay him close to $10 million a year with an opportunity for an ownership stake in the team, ESPN reported late Thursday, citing unidentified league sources.

With the NBA Finals wrapped up and the Raptors bringing home the first championship in franchise history, the Wizards are expected to reach out to seek formal permission to meet with Ujiri, 48, and, per ESPN, "offer a staggering financial package that would include running the Wizards' basketball operations and, perhaps, taking on a larger leadership role in the Monumental Sports and Entertainment company that oversees the Wizards and NHL's Capitals, league sources said."

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Masai Ujiri (born 7 July 1970) is a Nigerian professional basketball executive and former player who is the president of basketball operations and former general manager of the Toronto Raptors in the

Toronto Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri speaks to media during an availability in the lead up to tomorrow's NBA Final game 1 against the ESPN Sources: The Washington Wizards are preparing to make a prolific offer to Toronto's championship architect Masai Ujiri — as much as $ 10 M annually

There's a subplot to the Wizards' pursuit of Ujiri, who has two years remaining on his contract in Toronto: The Raptors presumably early in this offseason will make a final pitch to free agent and NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard about staying with them on a long-term deal.

Ujiri's resume — led by his long-term vision and team-building skill — has pushed him to the top of a Wizards wish list in a search that stalled after Nuggets president of basketball operations Tim Connelly rejected a Washington offer on May 20.

Interestingly, Ujiri is credited for building the Nuggets into a contender as Denver's GM before departing for the Raptors in 2013.

The Wizards also have interviewed former Hawks and Cavaliers GM Danny Ferry and Thunder executive Troy Weaver, ESPN's league sources said.

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Gasol averaged 12 points and 7.3 rebounds per game in the NBA Finals as the Raptors knocked off the Warriors for their first NBA title. On the free agent front, Leonard has already reportedly opted out of his contract and will become an unrestricted free agent, although Toronto hopes to re-sign the two-time NBA Finals MVP. Guards Danny Green, Jodie Meeks, Jeremy Lin, and forward Eric Moreland are also UFAs.

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