Masai Ujiri: Raptors ‘close’ on extension for GM Bobby Webster

Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri confirms that the club is close on a deal to re-up GM Bobby Webster, also addresses the challenges the management might face this offseason with free agents.

Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri says the team is “close” on an extension for general manager Bobby Webster.

Ujiri told reporters in his end-of-season media availability on Thursday that it remains a priority for him “to get to our leadership team and take care of the team and organization, in general.”

Webster, 35, has been Raptors GM since June 2017 when he took over for Jeff Weltman, who left the organization to become the president of the Orlando Magic. In his time in the role, Webster has overseen the acquisition of Kawhi Leonard from the San Antonio Spurs, the team’s subsequent run to an NBA title and the signing of Pascal Siakam to a $130-million max contract, among others.

Ujiri’s update on Webster’s contract status comes two days after the team locked up 2019-20 coach of the year Nick Nurse to a multi-year extension.

In terms of his own future, Ujiri says he has yet to discuss an extension with MLSE but “will address it when it’s time to address it.” Ujiri has one more season remaining on his current contract.

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