Masai Ujiri addressed his contract situation when speaking with the media on Wednesday. Ujiri is without a contract as president of the Toronto Raptors for the 21-22 season.
"Weigh a few of the options and give this thing some deep thought now as I go through this process," said Ujiri.
Ujiri plans to sit down with ownership of the Raptors soon.
One of the areas Ujiri emphasized he plans to discuss is for ownership to advocate more for the Raptors given their unique position as the only Canadian team in the NBA.
"Everybody says, 'Blank check, blank check,' but I'm not as much focused on a blank check," Ujiri said during a news conference when asked what he will think about in making his decision. "A lot of the things that we've done here, we have to move forward as a franchise to compete with the best in the NBA. This is all about winning a championship again.
"Let me tell you something, guys: Everybody has forgotten what happened two years ago. OK, yes, we won. But nobody cares anymore, OK? We want to win another one. That's what you want to do. Yeah, you want to prepare yourself to win another one. Not play in the play-in game, not play in the playoffs, you want to win a championship. Everybody's like, 'Why don't you get into the play-in?' Play-in for what? We want to win a championship here, and we have to put ourselves in position.
"I want to know, 'So what's the next lift? What's the next five years? What's the next 10 years? What are we doing to put ourselves in the conversation with all the great teams and all the winners?' That's what we want to do, and that's the conversation that I'm going to have with [ownership]. And, yes, I'm going to have asks, and I'm going to have a lot of things that I think we need to put forward here to address these things, and I think ownership is open to hear this.
"So in terms of that conversation, that's going to be had."