After the firing of New York Knicks president Steve Mills, owner James Dolan reportedly wants to target current Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri to take over. However, after a 2014 video of Ujiri recently resurfaced, it seems like the longtime Raps exec might not be as enthusiastic about coming to Manhattan as Dolan would hope.
Knicks fans, who oh so often are let down by a so-called basketball messiah, need to relax. For one, Ujiri is under contract until 2020-21. Not only that, but, in total character with how Dolan has operated for years, he is reluctant to give up any assets for Ujiri.
The assets will have to be abundant as well, as Ujiri just brought Toronto its first championship in franchise history, and they currently sit in second place in the Eastern Conference despite losing Kawhi Leonard in the offseason. They're in a good place with Ujiri at the helm and it's hard to see the Raptors letting him walk.
Knicks fans need to remember who their owner is and temper their expectations, as always.