◼️ Kawhi Leonard becomes an unrestricted free agent in the summer of 2019.
Once the Kawhi Leonard soap opera with its landing in Toronto Raptors has finished, a new chapter could well be opened in what seems the endless history. The new player of the Canadians can jump to the free agency in the summer of 2019 with the objective of going to a franchise in Los Angeles; However, sources close to the situation don’t rule out its continuity in the group presided by the leader Masai Ujiri, reports the newspaper The San Diego Union-Tribune.
“He’s going to fall in love with the city of Toronto. It’s going to happen. He will not go. I’m telling you,” said a source close to Leonard.
— Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) July 22, 2018
This Raptors bet seems very risky for a Kawhi that takes a year in white with a delicate injury and an uncertain future. However, it has been a clear departure from previous failures, such as the early and decisive elimination in the Semifinals conference against Cleveland.
Leonard, two times best defender in the NBA, played last year only 9 official games with an average of 16.2 points, 4.7 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1 steal in 23.3 minutes on the parquet. Next to him has come another contrasted defender as Danny Green, who left the Texans after eight seasons in the franchise.
Nurse will be able to count with a competitive quintet formed by Kyle Lowry, Serge Ibaka, Jonas Valanciunas and the aforementioned Green and Leonard as the escort and forward respectively. For the second unit, they have very interesting options, such as the recently renovated Fred VanVleet, C.J. Miles, OG Anunoby, Pascal Siakam or Norman Powell.
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— Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) July 20, 2018