The Toronto Raptors are heading into a new era for the franchise with general manager Masai Ujiri coming over from the Denver Nuggets and after completing the Andrea Bargnani deal to the Knicks, the team may not be done yet as Rudy Gay could be on the move.
According to ESPN.com, Gay, who was acquired in a trade with Memphis earlier in the season, could be on the move as the team was considering a deal with the Pistons for the expiring contracts of Rodney Stuckey and Charlie Villanueva. While that deal likely won't go through, it is another sign that Ujiri is trying to rebuild the roster and set the team up for free agency and financial flexibility over the next few years. The fans are excited about the new executive, as he comes over after winning exec of the year and pulling off one of the most complicated trades in recent memory with Carmelo Anthony.
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The team likely will be bringing in another point guard to compete and after doing the Knicks deal, Ujiri will try to flip Marcus Camby to a contender, including someone like the Lakers, Clippers or even the Thunder among others. The Raptors had a tough season last year, but with Ujiri in the fold, things appear to be turning in the right direction.
Ujiri previously worked for the Raptors and after bringing the Nuggets the best season in franchise history, he got a new job and lucrative deal from his former employer. The Raptors went 34-48 last season and ranked 16th in the league in scoring and now that they have Ujiri and Gay in the fold, the franchise is expecting to improve over the next few seasons.