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  • stooley
    started a topic Everything Masai Ujiri

    Everything Masai Ujiri

    A summary of Masai Ujiri's 2013-2014 moves with the Toronto Raptors:



    July 10, 2013: Traded Andrea Bargnani to the New York Knicks for Marcus Camby, Steve Novak, Quentin Richardson, a 2014 2nd round draft pick, a 2016 1st round draft pick and a 2017 2nd round draft pick.

    July 15, 2013: Signed Tyler Hansbrough as a free agent.

    July 16, 2013: Signed Dwight Buycks as a free agent.

    July 22, 2013: Signed D.J. Augustin as a free agent.

    August 1, 2013: Signed Austin Daye as a free agent.

    September 19, 2013: Signed Julyan Stone as a free agent.

    December 9, 2013: Traded Quincy Acy, Rudy Gay and Aaron Gray to the Sacramento Kings for Chuck Hayes, Patrick Patterson, John Salmons and Greivis Vasquez.

    February 20, 2014: Traded Austin Daye to the San Antonio Spurs for Nando de Colo.



    I mean, so far this guy's done a great job. Only negative was signing/waiving Augustin, but that's a minor mistake.

  • golden
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    G__Deane wrote: View Post
    Wizards owner: Reports that we have interest in Masai Ujiri are not true

    https://www.sportsnet.ca/basketball/...jiri-not-true/
    MLSE asked for 10 first round picks + Beal.... just to grant permission to talk to Masai. Then Masai would decline.

    But seriously, I am shocked how these reports could be so widely and openly reported and not be considered tampering. It's like anytime Toronto has something great, other franchises feel like they can just take it away from us whenever they feel like it.

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  • G__Deane
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    Wizards owner: Reports that we have interest in Masai Ujiri are not true

    https://www.sportsnet.ca/basketball/...jiri-not-true/

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  • G__Deane
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    Scraptor wrote: View Post

    This is the kind of thing I don't want settled out of court strictly because of the principle.

    If this guy is lying then he should not be rewarded with a payday. Period.

    However:


    The truth will come out.
    I love Masai but I think you'll find that hei wasn't wearing his credentials and the cop called him on it (should he have known who Masai was?)

    Masai may have been trying to pull it out but went to brush by him at the same time. Mall cop blocked him, Masai pushed him in the heat of the moment. No harm no foul, no one got hurt and there's plenty of blame to go around.

    It's yet another "blown out of proportion" thing, just like Lowry getting "shoved" .... dude was an idiot but didn't exactly attack him from a seated position lol

    Let's see the Masai video.

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  • Joey
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    planetmars wrote: View Post
    Oakland was such a fail man.. first that part owner shoving Lowry.. then this cop in the arena hired as security suing our prez. Glad we took their chip from them.
    I mean ... we did go 3-0 in Oakland ... so it wasn't a complete fail ... Haha

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  • Scraptor
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    planetmars wrote: View Post

    Exaggerate much?? Oh well this is going to get settled. MLSE will pony up the $$$ it will take to shut that guy up. Easier to do that than fight this in court. The guy wants fame and a court trial will give it to him.

    Oakland was such a fail man.. first that part owner shoving Lowry.. then this cop in the arena hired as security suing our prez. Glad we took their chip from them.
    This is the kind of thing I don't want settled out of court strictly because of the principle.

    If this guy is lying then he should not be rewarded with a payday. Period.

    However:
    "We have body camera video, surveillance video that’s very descriptive, and I can adamantly tell you that Mr. Ujiri did strike the deputy sheriff,” Kelly said.
    The truth will come out.

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  • planetmars
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    G__Deane wrote: View Post
    https://www.sportsnet.ca/basketball/...-file-lawsuit/

    According to Bay Area reporter Katie Nielsen of KPIX 5, the officer involved — a veteran deputy of 20 years with the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office — sustained a concussion and a “serious jaw injury” and has not been able to return to work since the incident, which took place at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., following the Raptors’ Game 6 victory to capture their first-ever NBA championship.
    Exaggerate much?? Oh well this is going to get settled. MLSE will pony up the $$$ it will take to shut that guy up. Easier to do that than fight this in court. The guy wants fame and a court trial will give it to him.

    Oakland was such a fail man.. first that part owner shoving Lowry.. then this cop in the arena hired as security suing our prez. Glad we took their chip from them.

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  • G__Deane
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    “We were told to strictly enforce the credentialing policy and not allow anyone onto the court without a credential, so our deputies were doing that,” Sgt. Ray Kelly, a spokesman for the sheriff’s office, said. “Our deputy contacted Mr. Masai Ujiri as he attempted to walk onto the court. He had no credential displayed, and our deputy asked for his credential.

    “Mr. Ujiri didn’t produce them and pushed our deputy out of the way to gain access to the court. At that point our deputy tried to stop him and pushed him backward and then Mr. Ujiri came back with a second shove, a more significant push that, with his forward momentum, his arm struck our deputy in the face.

    “At that point our deputy pushed Mr. Ujiri away again and some NBA security people and others intervened and he ended up walking onto the court.”

    Greg Wiener, a Warriors season-ticket holder who says he was at the game with his son and was about "three inches away" from the officer during the incident, told USA TODAY Sports on Friday afternoon that the police's account is "not entirely true."

    "(Ujiri) had (his credential) in his hand and his hand was down by his side," he said. "It looked like he was trying to get it up. As Ujiri came forward, the cop stepped forward and put his hand on his chest and basically said, 'Nobody can go past this point.' He just stopped him. Ujiri didn't say anything, he didn't get his badge up, then the cop kind of pushed him back, then Ujiri shoved him. I mean, hard.

    " ... The thing that I'm pushing back on is where they're saying that the cop asked for his credentials. Yeah, he didn't ask. ... There was no conversation at all."

    Wiener, who has been going to Warriors games for "about 45 years," added that he "didn't see" Ujiri strike the officer in the face and said "the cop initiated the contact, no doubt about it."

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  • jimmie
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    Our long national nightmare is over. Bullets have no interest in Masai, according to Leonsis.

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  • G__Deane
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    https://www.sportsnet.ca/basketball/...-file-lawsuit/

    The officer involved in an alleged physical altercation with Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri last Thursday at the NBA Finals is reportedly considering filing a lawsuit against Ujiri, the Raptors and the NBA.

    Katie Nielsen@KatieKPIX
    EXCLUSIVE: The deputy who was involved in a physical altercation with Raptors President Masai Ujiri has hired high-profile civil rights attorney David Mastagni to possibly file a lawsuit against @UjiriMasai, the @Raptors, & the @NBA.
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    According to Bay Area reporter Katie Nielsen of KPIX 5, the officer involved — a veteran deputy of 20 years with the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office — sustained a concussion and a “serious jaw injury” and has not been able to return to work since the incident, which took place at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., following the Raptors’ Game 6 victory to capture their first-ever NBA championship.

    Katie Nielsen@KatieKPIX
    · 15h
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    I also learned exclusively Alameda County Sheriff Greg Ahern of watched the body camera video from the deputy involved & security camera footage from Oracle Arena. He said after watching the video, he fully supports the deputy.

    Katie Nielsen@KatieKPIX
    Sheriff Ahern is recommending the case move forward to the District Attorney for criminal charges of misdemeanor battery of a police officer against Ujiri.
    The body camera video and security footage is part of that investigation, which is why it is not being released.
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    The deputy has hired civil rights attorney David Mastagni, who told Nielsen that “no options are being ruled out as to how to rectify the situation.”

    “It’s an unprovoked, significant hit to the jaw of the law enforcement officer,” he said.

    Earlier reports described a scene in which Ujiri was trying to get onto the court to join the Raptors’ championship celebration but was stopped by the officer and asked for his credentials. The officer alleges that Ujiri then pushed him in an attempt to get on the court.

    “This is a case about a credential or no credential, not a case about race,” said Mastagni.

    Sgt. Ray Kelly, an Alameda County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson, said in a phone interview Friday that the deputy “had no idea who (Ujiri) was.”

    “Our deputy pushed the man back and told him he couldn’t go onto the court,” Kelly alleged, via the Canadian Press. “At that point, the gentleman pushed our deputy again, and during that push his arm struck our deputy in the jaw.”

    A Raptors spokesperson has said the team is cooperating with U.S. authorities and look forward to resolving the situation.

    With files from Canadian Press/Associated Press

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  • Hotshot
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    JC: "So tell me what happened?!"

    Cop: Well the President of the Toronto Raptors shoved me really hard while I was just doing my job at the arena!!

    JC: " President of the Toronto Raptors?! they are the new champions! they are getting a nice new bonus from the NBA for that and they are one of the wealthiest franchises!! man I wanted to take a piece of the NBA for years! tell me have you seen a doctor?!"

    Cop: umm no I haven't , didn't really get hurt or any...

    JC: "Suzie, make an appointment to Dr. Bison tell them its from me... "

    Cop: "So do we have a case?!"

    JC: Is Kawhi Leonard a fun guy?!!



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  • G__Deane
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    KeonClark wrote: View Post

    At minimum, he's a sore loser, and "raptor profiling" which while not racist, is still discriminatory and extremely unprofessional.

    There's no side of this story I'll accept where the cop truly believes this guy bolting past had no ID and was a possible threat to harm safety of the players and Oracle Arena
    I agree but the only job for mall cop was to keep fans (threat or otherwise) without credentials off the court. He may not have even been looking up for all we know. I want to see the tape so we can convict him with conviction.

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  • KeonClark
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    G__Deane wrote: View Post

    I have no doubt that this has been overblown on both sides but based on what's been reported alone, I think it's dangerous to conclude this has anything to do with racial profiling. Even the pro-Masai witness said that Ujiri was in the process of pulling out his credentials (that he should have been wearing btw) and the cop "did not see the badge". I can see the cop trying to do his job and not seeing credentials and saying whoa buddy AND see Masai pushing by him as he pulled out his credentials. The cop physically blocks him and Masai becomes a little bit indignant as the emotions of winning are riding high and gives him a bit of a shove.

    The fact that Masai had his credentials in his hands later support this narrative. No harm, no foul, idiot cop should have known who he was and Masai should have been wearing his ID in plain view.

    Asking "How many [Black] men in a suit, are trying to get on the court for a trophy presentation?” and wouldn't be part of the team is racist in itself as if black men couldn't afford a suit if they weren't part of the team somehow.....

    Other evidence suggest this cop and their police department were racist. The account of what happened between Masai and that cop is inconclusive and it's not right to jump to conclusions one way or the other. I'd suggest that if the cop were really over the top racist, he would have taken Masai down when he was punched or pushed the second time.

    I'd like to see a video of the actual incident to make an informed decision rahter than go off simply because I love Masai.

    "Take, for example, the carding of Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri. After the final moments of game six, when nine milliseconds were stretched by procedural nonsense into infinity, Ujiri raced towards the court to celebrate victory along with the team he spent years building to perfection. As he approached the hardwood, he was stopped by a deputy of the Alameda County Sherriff’s Office. What happened next is unclear, but to hear spokesperson Sgt. Ray Kelly tell it, when asked to present his credentials, Ujiri allegedly shoved the officer and then shoved him again, striking him in the jaw the second time.

    On the other hand, Greg Wiener, a Warriors season ticket holder standing nearby the altercation, refuted that version of events. He tweeted: “Ujiri was pulling out his NBA Pass, the cop did not see badge he put his hands on Ujiri to stop him from going forward. The cop pushed Ujiri, then Ujiri pushed back. Cop was wrong.” Wiener repeated this in a televised interview, again suggesting the officer physically restrained Ujiri. Videos from other Twitter users soon surfaced, including footage from backstage as the game concluded, which showed Ujiri holding a badge in his hand while heading out to the arena. In other words, he had what he needed to be where he had to be for his team."
    At minimum, he's a sore loser, and "raptor profiling" which while not racist, is still discriminatory and extremely unprofessional.

    There's no side of this story I'll accept where the cop truly believes this guy bolting past had no ID and was a possible threat to harm safety of the players and Oracle Arena

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  • G__Deane
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    I have no doubt that this has been overblown on both sides but based on what's been reported alone, I think it's dangerous to conclude this has anything to do with racial profiling. Even the pro-Masai witness said that Ujiri was in the process of pulling out his credentials (that he should have been wearing btw) and the cop "did not see the badge". I can see the cop trying to do his job and not seeing credentials and saying whoa buddy AND see Masai pushing by him as he pulled out his credentials. The cop physically blocks him and Masai becomes a little bit indignant as the emotions of winning are riding high and gives him a bit of a shove.

    The fact that Masai had his credentials in his hands later support this narrative. No harm, no foul, idiot cop should have known who he was and Masai should have been wearing his ID in plain view.

    Asking "How many [Black] men in a suit, are trying to get on the court for a trophy presentation?” and wouldn't be part of the team is racist in itself as if black men couldn't afford a suit if they weren't part of the team somehow.....

    Other evidence suggest this cop and their police department were racist. The account of what happened between Masai and that cop is inconclusive and it's not right to jump to conclusions one way or the other. I'd suggest that if the cop were really over the top racist, he would have taken Masai down when he was punched or pushed the second time.

    I'd like to see a video of the actual incident to make an informed decision rahter than go off simply because I love Masai.

    "Take, for example, the carding of Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri. After the final moments of game six, when nine milliseconds were stretched by procedural nonsense into infinity, Ujiri raced towards the court to celebrate victory along with the team he spent years building to perfection. As he approached the hardwood, he was stopped by a deputy of the Alameda County Sherriff’s Office. What happened next is unclear, but to hear spokesperson Sgt. Ray Kelly tell it, when asked to present his credentials, Ujiri allegedly shoved the officer and then shoved him again, striking him in the jaw the second time.

    On the other hand, Greg Wiener, a Warriors season ticket holder standing nearby the altercation, refuted that version of events. He tweeted: “Ujiri was pulling out his NBA Pass, the cop did not see badge he put his hands on Ujiri to stop him from going forward. The cop pushed Ujiri, then Ujiri pushed back. Cop was wrong.” Wiener repeated this in a televised interview, again suggesting the officer physically restrained Ujiri. Videos from other Twitter users soon surfaced, including footage from backstage as the game concluded, which showed Ujiri holding a badge in his hand while heading out to the arena. In other words, he had what he needed to be where he had to be for his team."

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  • Rudy Bargnani
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    chris wrote: View Post

    i'm a little unnerved by this whole thing, a lot more so than the incident at oracle... windhorst and bobby marks were talking about it on the hoop collective podcast today and basically came to the conclusion that washington would have already hired somebody if masai didn't have interest. reportedly multiple sauces confirmed his interest earlier in the year too, which i thought was ridiculous at the time, but here we are.

    according to windhorst the two franchises have been in touch and toronto wants "significant compensation" (they speculate the # 9 pick, fuck i'd want a whole lot more than that!) to let him go.

    it's probably unlikely given how close we are to the draft but i still don't feel great about the long term implications when his contract is up
    just listened to that. it is a bit perplexing they haven't hired someone so close to the draft.

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