Raptors Hire Salary Cap Guy; Steve Fruitman Heartbroken; Where’s Gherardini?

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The Raptors have hired Bobby Webster as a salary cap specialist. Ujiri said:

“I am delighted to have Bobby join our basketball operations team,” Ujiri said in a statement. “His skill set will be valuable in a number of areas, and his experience and knowledge of the CBA and its complexities from a league level will be a great asset to the organization.”

This has left Steve Fruitman in flux. Fruitman is the man who orchestrated the Hedo Turkoglu trade by proposing a trade formula so complex that the NBA couldn’t comprehend what he was saying, and finally gave up and approved the deal. Word on the street is that there was a fourth and fifth team involved in the Turkoglu trade, both of whom play in the South American league. Genius.

Also in flux is Maurizio Gherardini, who has not been heard or seen from since Ujiri was hired. Sources close to RR report that the Raptors are desperately trying to find him so that they can fire him, but he simply refuses to be found. It’s this sort of agility that has made Gherardini a household name in the city of Forli, Italy. The chase continues.

Notes: Gherardini is also a member of Canada Basketball’s Council Of Excellence…

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