Title: Raptors mailbag: Centre position, pandemic fallout, Masai Ujiri’s future, more
Date: September 19, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I opened up the mailbag to answer questions about the Raptors’ centre position, Masai Ujiri’s future, and more.
He’s got a mailbag, he’s probably just frontin’.” — Insane Clown Posse
The annual season-ending news conference held by Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri ran about 50 minutes Thursday. While a fair amount of that discussion focused on topics that are bigger than basketball, the length highlights just how many questions there are for the Raptors as they prepare for the 2020-21 season and, you might have heard, the 2021 offseason. There’s no shortage of things to talk — and stress! — about if you’re a Raptors fan.
So let’s work through it with a giant offseason mailbag. There were a ton of other questions heading into the offseason, so we split the mailbag into three parts. If your question didn’t make it in here, it probably made it in Part 2 tomorrow or Part 3 next week. Some questions have been edited for brevity or to include multiple reader questions in one breath.
Background reading: Raptors offseason reset | Raptors offseason cap primer | The Fred VanVleet-2021 question in detail | Koreen on Ujiri’s presser
Let’s get it.