It’s been a busy summer for Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri.
The man not only fired long-time coach Dwane Casey and promoted assistant Nick Nurse to man the helm, he also completed one of the biggest trades in team history in sending franchise icon DeMar DeRozan, Jakob Poeltl and a protected first-round pick to the San Antonio Spurs in exchange for Danny Green and two-time defensive player of the year, Kawhi Leonard.
Oh, and while he was doing that, he also had time to build a brand new basketball court in Kenya, alongside the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama.
With training camp set to begin in just 11 days, it would seem Ujiri has just now had time to catch his breath. Sitting down with ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski for about an hour, Ujiri discussed his jam-packed off-season in the latest episode of The Woj Pod.
Here are some of the highlights from their conversation:
Championship or bust?
One of the most consistent messages Ujiri has sent out throughout his time in Toronto has been the idea that building towards anything short of a championship is a waste of time.
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