Denver Nuggets Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations Masai Ujiri named 2012-2013 NBA Executive of the Year

As we continue to await Masai Ujiri’s decision between taking over as the Raptors General Manager and staying put as the Nuggets GM, we’re still unsure about just how much money the Raptors have offered Ujiri.

With the Kroenke family’s reputation for undervaluing their front office staff, Adrian Wojnarowski’s initial report of a $3 million per year offer from Toronto seemed like an offer Masai couldn’t refuse and one that the Nuggets surely wouldn’t match.

However, in the days since then we’ve had three additional reports stating varying MLSE offers.

First Doug Smith reported on Saturday that the Raptors’ offer was closer to $1.5 million per year.

Then Michael Grange reported on Monday that the offer was for four years and $9 million, which amounts to an average of $2.25 million per year.

Finally, later on Monday night, veteran NBA columnist Peter Vecsey tweeted this…

Vecsey also later tweeted a reply stating that the offer was for four years.

So there you have it, Tim Leiweke and MLSE have either offered Masai Ujiri a $1.5 million per year contract, a $2.25 million per year contract, a $3 million per year contract or a contract worth even more than $3 million per year. All clear?

About the only thing that seems to be agreed upon (by Grange and Vecsey, at least) is that the offer is for four years.

Now, back to waiting, which we might not have to do for much longer…

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Wednesday UPDATE: Another day, another reported offer, still no word on a decision. ESPN.com reported Wednesday night (though it’s according to Chris Broussard, so keep that in mind) that the Raptors offer to Ujiri is for five years and is “worth nearly $3 million annually.” In addition, the report states that Ujiri’s decision is expected “sometime this week” and that Broussard’s (often ridiculed) sources told him “it’s a virtual certainty that Denver can’t match Toronto’s offer.”

Though reporting a five-year offer is different than what we’ve heard from others (see above), it really doesn’t take “sources” or any inside knowledge for that matter to predict that the Kroenkes won’t match an offer that large or that a decision will come before the end of this week.

Now let’s see what Thursday has in store for us…

Comments (12)

  1. I hope it haplens today , the sooner he can get his hands on the blue prints of the team the better . His first txt should be right to barny stating ” na na na na na na na heyyyyy goodbye “

  2. My guess is he is too smart to get involved with this bunch. He’ll get his money sooner or later anyway, and job satisfaction is priceless.

  3. Making a comment on this issue is pointless, just like a GM’s job.

  4. @Chris Bosh is so dead on!
    Tim Leiweke’s advice last week to the Toronto Raptors fans….”Do not listen to speculation in the media during t his process”…BUT losers in the media do continue to speculate and are consistently wrong (Hello Doug Smith) and other losers quote them (Hello Raptorsblog)….Why are they not listening to Lieweke???…Don’t know, seems pretty easy and clear to me!
    Doug Smith is a phony who has (since last week) claimed that the deal is done and is going to be announced everyday…his throw “shit at the wall and lets see what sticks” reporting is pathetically hilarious and inaccurate – and Raptorsblog is right in Smith’s corner quoting the shit out of him on his misinformed reporting….instead of listening to the main man himself – Tim Leiweke!!!! Good job Joey boy! Good Job!!! can’t wait to read the next article of pieced together repeated here say! What kind of degree is needed to copy print from a Phony misinformed loser like Doug Smith????

    • This guy is always worth a chuckle. I don’t even think he is trolling. I picture him as having been slighted by Doug S at some point in the past and his life being in an out of control tailspin ever since. He can’t directly engage with Doug so he releases his simmering rage by posting here.

      In any event, it’s good shit.

    • Hey Megamind…it is “hearsay” not “here say”.

      And by the way, no one is fooled by you posting as “Chris Bosh” so you can have someone on your side.

      Lastly, you had better cool it on the question marks and exclamation points. You’re going to wear out your keyboard. Not to mention it makes your posts seem even more juvenile than they already are (which is quite a feat – bravo!).

  5. He must be at mcdonalds again with that free wi fi , he was probobly doug smiths bitch boy getting his dry cleaning and lunch everyday . I dont think he can read this blog wasnt about a deal being done it was about how much money is offered . Do us a favour and go play frogger with yourself on the 401 . Are you even a raptors fan ? You contribute no comments on the team or future plans , all you do is come on here and pretend to be some big bussiness man , you no shit abou basketball your just a arogant bitch who runs his mouth about a raptors blog . Congrads man . Just stick to being fat bald man in your moms basement jerking off to youjizz douchbagg

  6. Here’s an unrelated question…
    how bad is the cap situation, and does it make sense to trade for Thomas Robinson as a backup PF.
    This article suggests he’s available. http://sports.yahoo.com/news/nba–houston-rockets-trying-to-trade-thomas-robinson-to-free-up-cap-space-for-run-at-dwight-howard-215915027.html
    I don’t know anything about the guy, or if we have anything of use to offer, or if it’s worth doing, Just throwing it out there for discussion

    • The Raptors are capped out, but they could still make a trade if the salaries line up. Robinson is a buy-low, high ceiling big man, so it would make sense to look into trading for him. But the Rockets will take the best offer for him, and I’m sure another team will be able to make a better offer than Toronto can.

  7. Finally!

    Done deal, should be a fun summer.

  8. Hmmm 3 mil a year, just like the media said. Where you at Youngjames?

  9. 5 years is the big deal here, he can completely tear it down if he sees fit and still be here to see through the rebuild, even as much as the mediocrity obsessed fans want some heroic run at the 8th seed with this current core.

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