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On Wednesday evening, Raptors season seat holders were sent the following video of Tim Leiweke…
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Photo courtesy of Ron Turenne/raptors.com

Photo courtesy of Ron Turenne/raptors.com

On Tuesday, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment officially introduced Masai Ujiri as the Raptors’ new President of basketball operations and General Manager.

As usual after a Raptors-related news conference, instead of just transcribing the entire thing (when you can just watch the presser in its entirety at Raptors.com), I’m going to pick out some talking points and specific quotes to discuss.

Without further ado…

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Masai Ujiri hasn’t even been formally (re)introduced to the Toronto media yet, but that doesn’t mean that the Raptors new General Manager isn’t already getting his hands dirty.

Ujiri’s first player personnel task will likely be to try to find a landing spot for Andrea Bargnani, but there’s plenty of work to do off the court as well, as members of the front office were let go this weekend.

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2,000 Acts Of Hope Charitable Initiative With The Los Angeles Kings

With the bevy of rumours, reports and general speculation over Bryan Colangelo’s job status running rampant over the last few weeks, we’ve already had plenty of time to assess Colangelo’s actions and words recently. On that note, I’m not going to spend any time on Colangelo’s conference call with the media from earlier today after it was announced that he was being relieved of his General Manager duties.

Having said that, new Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment CEO Tim Leiweke held a much more candid media call on Tuesday morning that is worth talking about, so here are some talking points from that call..

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Rudy Gay Press Conference

In a dizzying chain of events that it seems only Toronto sports fans have been forced to get used to, the Raptors announced on Tuesday morning that Bryan Colangelo would be relieved of his General Manager duties while maintaining the seemingly higher position of team President.

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