Masai Ujiri and the Toronto Raptors haven't discussed a contract extension since February, sources told Michael Grange of Sportsnet.
Ujiri is currently in the final year of his contract with the Raptors.
“I can promise you, it’s not [MLSE]. They’d have to be nuts not to [want to sign him]. It’s not like there’s a Plan A and a Plan B. There’s only Plan A, and it’s him," a source told Sportsnet.
Ujiri said on Saturday that he's extended the contracts of his leadership team, except for Bobby Webster. Ujiri added that Webster is close to an extension agreement.
The lack of urgency the Raptors showed in offering Ujiri an extension after the Raptors' title has reportedly justified Ujiri keeping his options opened.
Some within the league have also theorized that Ujiri is waiting for an opportunity to get a stake in ownership with his next move.
Ujiri is expected to earn at least $12 million per year on his next deal.
“Masai has gotten to the point where he’s maxed the market as it relates to someone in his position,” said one well-positioned league insider. “As far as a front-office person is concerned, he’s going to make the most money that a front-office person has ever made, and he’s probably going to be able to hold that, where no one is going to be able to usurp that number.”