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Raptors Fear Masai Ujiri May Leave For The New York Knicks


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 7 days ago '10        #76
WhoNextWithPlex 
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 stogz said
Y'all arguing about the knicks and the raptors worth and it really doesn't make sense. Just to entertain you guys though...

James Dolan is chairman of the MSG company. It's roughly a $10 billion company. Yes, NYC is the largest media market and he can rely heavily on opportunities that other companies can give his players (financially), to sell them on the knicks. That hasn't worked out at all. Dolan's money comes from the company... the company is public, which means he has a duty to his investors to make profit. Profit comes before the teams being any good. That market has consistently shown that they'll support that team even if the product is absolute garbage.

Bell, Rogers and Tanenbaum own MLSE. Bell is about a $30 billion company and Rogers a bit more. Both those companies are public, so the same thing applies. Profit comes first. It just so happens the raptors are such a young team in a unique market that peak level profits have not been realized yet. So where it might not make sense for Dolan to throw away money because profits won't increase, it's definitely worth it for MLSE.

It's not like any of the owners are like Balmer or the new guy in Brooklyn, or the old guy in brooklyn where the expense doesn't matter at all and the money is all personal wealth and they answer to no one.

Also, if you don't know what MLSE did to get and to keep Masai, then you really don't understand the whole picture.
I wasnt arguing either parties worth. I was arguing what you just outlined here, which is the speculation - that the Knicks will make an offer to Masai so big that MLSE cant match it because the Knicks are worth that much more - is false. MLSE can and will match any offers for Masai, but thats besides the fact that Masai has stated that he's not leaving Toronto anyway.

 7 days ago '06        #77
Hit Em' Up 
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Knicks gon get Giannis x DeRozan then eventually Joel Embiid
No but if DeRozan went to bucks and join giannus to whop raptors a*s every year after that, that would be some cold revenge

 7 days ago '16        #78
Knucklez 
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The Knicks bruh just go to china

 7 days ago '10        #79
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 7 days ago '19        #80
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I just wake up grateful everyday that Masai isn't American.

We get to keep our nice things as long as "going home" isn't an option
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 7 days ago '19        #81
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 WhoNextWithPlex said
I wasnt arguing either parties worth. I was arguing what you just outlined here, which is the speculation - that the Knicks will make an offer to Masai so big that MLSE cant match it because the Knicks are worth that much more - is false. MLSE can and will match any offers for Masai, but thats besides the fact that Masai has stated that he's not leaving Toronto anyway.
Yup, people forget that Bell/Rogers which basically own the Raptors also own the two national sports channels and two of the larger television providers.

Masai keeps TV ratings up and skyrockets their pocketbook all around.

Masai is THE KEY ingredient in their revenue circle jerk, so they will give him whatever he wants

*edit* I should also note that the only way to watch Raptors games in Canada without a VPN is to pay for Rogers Sportsnet and Bell's TSN...

 7 days ago '04        #82
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All this arguing over "rumours" is hilarious. He most likely stays with us. If he leaves I see him going onto build up the basketball league in Africa or something big like that. I do find it funny we are arguing that the knicks are going to start throwing money around.....this the same knicks that tossed all that disposable income around and got KD and Kyrie in FA this summer?
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 7 days ago '07        #83
stogz 
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 j_k1dd said


Biggest Piece that NY can't outbid or offer Masai.

#TeamGiantsOfAfrica2023

I mean, he started it when he was in Denver... they were the first to fund it, technically. He also runs the NBA outreach program there as well.
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 7 days ago '07        #84
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 Armstrong 102 said
Exactly what this man said. He’s not even the GM of the raptors why would he take a GM job lol
fuk around and masai would be 2nd deputy commish....or president of nba africa....dont play w/ him

 7 days ago '15        #85
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 ahonui06 said
Knocks upgrading from delusional FA to delusional FO rumors

 7 days ago '15        #86
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 WhoNextWithPlex said
Yeah it is. The Raptors are owned by a group called MLSE, which is made up of a coalition of Bell and Rogers sports media, the two largest telecom companies in Canada. Their bankroll is literally endless, look it up.
they're known for being cheap and im sure they'd love to decrease the salary going forward.
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 7 days ago '15        #87
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 Black Excellence said
And the Knicks are owned by James Dolan who also owns the Rangers & also owns MSG while being in the number one media market in the world.

HIS bankroll is literally endless.

I know about MLSE, I read up on them when Raps Fans kept going on & on how they could go after free agents back in the day because of MLSE.

If Dolan wants to throw a 15-20 million dollar contract towards Masai, he’ll do it. The Raptors won’t.
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 7 days ago '08        #88
Illuminati  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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 7 days ago '07        #89
stogz 
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 iswerve said
fuk around and masai would be 2nd deputy commish....or president of nba africa....dont play w/ him
NBA Africa starts in March 2020 so, if he wanted to be president of that league, then he would have to leave the raptors. That's not a part-time gig. He's already running Basketball without borders and he has his Giants of Africa project so, that's what i would be most nervous about.

Someone on here said that they are glad that Masai is not america because there is no threat of losing him because he wants to go home. Well, that's EXACTLY the threat. If he wants to go home to Africa, all he really has to do is guage how serious the NBA is about Africa. They putting a 7 team league there that is starting in 4 months... if the money really pumping like that, and if Masai wants that job... it's all already set up for him.

 7 days ago '07        #90
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 WhoNextWithPlex said
I wasnt arguing either parties worth. I was arguing what you just outlined here, which is the speculation - that the Knicks will make an offer to Masai so big that MLSE cant match it because the Knicks are worth that much more - is false. MLSE can and will match any offers for Masai, but thats besides the fact that Masai has stated that he's not leaving Toronto anyway.
That's not necessarily the case. The MSG company is a sports business... their priority is sports. Maybe they can make a stupid offer and get away with it because it's for the benefit of their core sports business.

Bell and Rogers, their core business is NOT sports. They are media companies. This coming 5G problem that has legal ramifications, and is forcing countries to pick sides, issues with state secrets and intellectual properties and not to mention, will cost billions to implement once all those other things are figured out... that's gonna take precedence over whether some guy on the basketball team wants a raise.

Have you noticed that since Rogers decided to waaaaay over pay to have ALL the NHL games, they've been gutting their tv business? All kinds of cost cutting measures across the board. Similar to the huge cuts that ESPN has undergone over the last few years.

It's not just as simple as "oh, they are worth billions more, therefore they can afford to pay Masai more". Nah, a lot of the cash is spoken for.. on both sides... but particularly the MLSE side.

 7 days ago '15        #91
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Tor isn't a desirable market

 6 days ago '15        #92
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Gonna be a funny thread to bump when he's gone.
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 6 days ago '07        #93
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Knicks trying to speak it into existence lmao.

Masai ain't leaving

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