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Raptors GM Masai Ujiri Teases Interest in Recruiting Andrew Wiggins

Raptors GM Masai Ujiri is one of the most straight up executives in pro sports. He has always kept it real, and its resulted in some cool moments.

On Tuesday Ujiri was asked if there was a player in the league he’d like to see on the Raptors and he pretty much revealed that he wants Toronto native Andrew Wiggins to one day join his hometown team.

Via Globe and Mail:

Ujiri said having a Canadian on the Raptors is “an obligation we have to fulfil. We’re a Canadian team and I think to have Canadian players I think would be phenomenal.

“There is no doubt in my mind. . .during my time, even if my time is short, there will be a Canadian playing for the Toronto Raptors, 100 per cent. I have no doubt in my mind, it’s something we think about every day, it’s something we study. . . the guys in the NBA, the ones outside the NBA, the younger kids, the kids in college, the kids playing overseas. We’re just waiting for that one to come.”

Ujiri said he planned to hire a scout to concentrate on Canadian players “because the growth of the game here is so big.”

When asked if there was one player he’d love to see in Toronto – and taking LeBron James off the table – Ujiri left little doubt that it’s Wiggins, the budding superstar from Vaughan, Ont.

“We all know who he is, I’m not even going to say his name,” Ujiri said – more cheers from the crowd.

In case there was any doubt, he added: “He might be Canadian.

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