Masai Ujiri "intends to maneuver his way to the Knicks" according to "two people in the league whom (Marc Stein) trust[s] deeply for their reads on this situation."

The Knicks removed Steve Mills as president of the team on Tuesday.

One of the sources also said he believes Larry Tannenbaum of MLSE would ultimately allow Ujiri out of his contract.

Ujiri joined the Toronto Raptors in 2013 and helped lead them to a title in 2019. Ujiri's contract runs through the 20-21 season.