The biggest free agent of all this summer could very well be Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri. The 50-year-old former executive of the year and NBA champion is wrapping up the final year of his contract with the Raptors and has repeatedly said he'll deal with his contract following the season.
While it would reportedly take an "overwhelming offer" to pry Ujiri loose, that doesn't necessarily mean it has to be an NBA job, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
"What's going to be interesting to watch with Ujiri's future is he's positioned himself not just as an NBA executive, but I think as a global sports executive," Wojnarowski said. "I think the options that may be available to him are going to be beyond the NBA, maybe even beyond North America.
"It is widely presumed in league circles that only an overwhelming offer in a highly desirable market could lure him away from the influence and affection he has amassed in Toronto," Stein reported Tuesday.
That should be a relatively relieving report for Raptors fans who have feared Toronto could lose its president this summer, however it likely won't mark the end of those concerns.
Stein is also reporting that people around the league have wondered if Ujiri would be willing to eventually leave Toronto for Seattle if an expansion team were ever to return to the city. The group currently heading the expansion efforts is lead by former MLSE executive Tim Leiweke, who hired Ujiri to be the Raptors general manager in 2013.