Between the Denver Nuggets abusing the New York Knicks front office during the Carmelo Anthony blockbuster trade to turning Raymond Felton to Andre Miller, not to mention all the picks, and of course joined to D-12 trade talks to snag Andre Iguodala, there stood one man.
One man who stood behind the quiet cunning moves of the Nuggets front office was none other than Masai Ujiri.
He has become a heralded member of Nuggets Nation, but others have taken notice.
Teams have noticed his ninja abilities in making spectacular trades, and after the Dwight Howard trade, the Philadelphia 76ers pursued Ujiri via Adrian Wojnarowski:
Before widening their search for a general manager this summer, the Philadelphia 76ers aggressively pursued Denver Nuggets GM Masai Ujiri, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.
The 76ers were granted permission to talk to Ujiri earlier in the summer, but he ultimately resisted what would’ve been a lucrative package to replace Sixers president and GM Rod Thorn, sources say.
The Sixers’ package basically doubled Uriji’s current salary, but he declined the offer.
He has one year left on his current deal with Denver, and it’s becoming obvious that Denver needs to sweep in and extend the man who should have his own Nuggets jersey.