James Dolan is planning to pursue Masai Ujiri to run the New York Knicks, according to multiple sources who spoke with Frank Isola of The Athletic.
Ujiri is under contract with the Raptors through the 2021 season and the Knicks would have to offer a massive contract to him as well as draft pick compensation to Toronto. If the Knicks were to hire Ujiri, their chances of signing Giannis Antetokounmpo in 2021 would presumably improve dramatically.
Several NBA executives and scouts who attended last week's college basketball doubleheader were also linking Ujiri to the Knicks.
Dolan is planning to give Steve Mills, Scott Perry and David Fizdale the remainder of the season to figure out how to salvage the season and show progress.