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Masai Ujiri

Report: Raptors receive permission to speak with Denver's Ujiri Add to ...

The Toronto Raptors have reportedly received permission to speak with Masai Ujiri of the Denver Nuggets about their vacant general manager's position.

Yahoo! Sports reports that Maple Leafs Sports and Entertainment CEO Tim Leiweke is prepared to offer Ujiri a multi-year deal said to be worth $3-million a season.

Ujiri's contract with the Nuggets is set to expire on June 30 and while the two sides have been talking about an extension, it's believed Denver is not prepared to offer the 42-year-old the kind of money that MLSE will dangle before him.

Ujiri, who had been the assistant general manager with the Raptors before leaving for Denver, is said to be among the lowest paid GMs in the NBA.

Ujiri was named the 2013 NBA Executive of the Year for his efforts in transforming the Nuggets into contenders in the Western Conference following the trade of all-star Carmelo Anthony back in 2011.

Leiweke confirmed earlier in the week that Bryan Colangelo had been stripped of the general manager duties with the Raptors but would remain as president of the NBA team.

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