1. Retaining Masai Ujiri
While Ujiri had a role in preparing the Raptors for the draft, all of Canada was sitting on pins and needles waiting to hear some sort of official confirmation that the man who helped turn the Raptors from an average team into a contender was going to stick around for the future.
Not only did Ujiri stay with the Raptors as president of basketball operations, but he ended up with a title change that also made him the vice-chairman of the team. Despite potential interest from the Wizards and outside of the NBA, Ujiri is back in Toronto for the long haul.
Masai Ujiri will keep the Toronto Raptors competitive.
While the Raptors have a parade of talented assistants in that front office, Webster chief among them, Ujiri has been synonymous with this era of Raptors basketball, and having his sharp basketball mind back in the fold is essential to rebooting the team and getting them back in the championship picture.
After years of dodgy decisions from front offices of yesteryear, Ujiri built the Raptors into one of the most consistent and successful franchises of the next decade. Toronto needed to hand over a blank check to keep him, and thanks to this new title, Ujiri will remain a part of this franchise for the next decade.