Report: Knicks' Dolan preparing to make another run at Raptors' Ujiri
Rick Madonik / Toronto Star / Getty

Masai Ujiri is once again on the New York Knicks' radar.

Knicks owner James Dolan is plotting another attempt to lure the Toronto Raptors president to New York, reports The Athletic's Frank Isola.

Dolan has reportedly pursued Ujiri in the past. After Phil Jackson was dismissed as the team's president of basketball operations in 2017, reports suggested Ujiri was being targeted to replace him. However, the interest didn't last long, with the Knicks reportedly shifting focus to David Griffin, who passed on consideration.

Eventually, New York settled on promoting general manager Steve Mills and hiring Scott Perry as its new GM. The two remain in those roles today.

The Knicks aren't the only club to have chased Ujiri in recent seasons.

After the Raptors won their first NBA title in June, the Washington Wizards reportedly were preparing an offer worth close to $10 million per year that potentially would have given Ujiri ownership equity in the franchise. Wizards owner Ted Leonsis later denied the reported interest.

During Toronto's end-of-season press conference following the 2018-19 campaign, Ujiri acknowledged the attention he had received from other teams, but he again committed to the Raptors.

"For me, it's always been about Toronto," Ujiri said in June. "I love it here. My family loves it here. My wife loves it here, which is very important. My kids are Canadians.

"You want to win more. I can continue to address teams wanting me and all those things. That's a blessing in life. For me, the blessing is being wanted here and finding a place that makes you happy, and finding challenges that really make you grow as a person, and this place has made me grow as a person. I identify with this place and I love it. In my mind, I'm here."

Ujiri's contract with Toronto expires in 2021, according to Isola.

Comments
Report: Knicks' Dolan preparing to make another run at Raptors' Ujiri
  Got something to say? Leave a comment below!
Daily Newsletter
Get the latest trending sports news daily in your inbox