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Raptors interested in Nuggets GM Ujiri

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Denver Nuggets general manager Masai Ujiri is the top candidate to take over the Toronto Raptors front office, according to CBS Sports.

Ujiri, the NBA executive of the year, helped put together a Nuggets squad that won 57 games and got the No. 3 seed in the Western Conference playoffs.

Ujiri turned down the Philadelphia 76ers offer to be their GM last year.

The Raptors were turned down last week by Phil Jackson. The Raptors' ownership group, led by former Staples Center executive Tim Leiweke, may shake up the front office. The future status of executives Bryan Colangelo, Marc Eversley and Ed Stefanski has not been decided.

Ujiri, former assistant general manager for the Raptors, took over as GM of the Nuggets in 2010. Ujiri and the Nuggets have discussed a contract extension. Ujiri is the lowest-paid GM in the NBA.
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