By themselves the following observations of the two newest executives in the upper management aren’t indicative of anything in particular.

Masai Ujiri, the new president and general manager of basketball operations is a man accustomed to taking his time. If it means a second or third thought gives him a better shot of success, that’s the route he will take.

He’s what you would call a good fisherman. Never in a real hurry and more than willing to wait out the bad times or the slow fishing days if it means latching on to a good one later on.

What Tim Leiweke, the man who identified Ujiri as his No. 1 target and then reeled him in, has shown in his first few weeks on the job is that he has very little interest in meeting anyone else’s agenda. As long as he delivers on what he promises, he’s happy.

Leiweke has also proven early on to be a guy who does not mislead. He has been honest, sometimes brutally honest about what he sees when he looks up and down the Raptors roster.

And based on various interviews on radio or television or via conference call, we have deduced he is not a big fan of what currently constitutes the Raptors roster.

So much so that he let the guy who built the roster go and went out and found the guy he thought could re-make it.

Put all those observations together and the early indication is that we’re much more likely in for a complete rebuild of the Raptors roster than we are a tweak here or there.

Or put another way, Leiweke didn’t spend the better part of the past month bending the ear of each and every contact he has ever developed in the NBA in order to bring in a new guy to get him to do the same thing the old guy did.

Best guess? We’re in store for changes by the bucket load over the next couple of years.

Ujiri shied away from expressing his own sentiments with regards to Toronto’s roster in his first public appearance Tuesday. He prefers to wait until he has his staff in place and the staff as a whole comes to an agreement on what they have and what they need.

But even Ujiri, who tried desperately not to commit to anything beyond taking the position in his first real day on the job, dropped a few hints here and there regarding the path he was headed down.

“We’re going to build a team the right way,” Ujiri said. “If it takes time doing that, hey, it’s what we have to do. But we will build the team the right way. Sometimes, it’s going to take patience. Sometimes we’ll go through hard times. After we’ve analyzed this team, you guys will figure out the direction (we’re) going.”