An interesting risk by the Raptors.
During the course of the previous NBA season – specifically the last few months – news has surrounded Kawhi Leonard and his displeasure with the Spurs organization. Leonard has mentioned on numerous occasions that he wants out of San Antonio and aims to play for the Los Angeles Lakers. Now with one year left on his contract, the ball is in the Raptors’ court to convince him to remain up north or lose the defensive specialist during 2019’s free agency period.
To add more salt into the wound, DeRozan recently shared via his Instagram story “Be told one thing & the outcome another. Can’t trust em. Ain’t no loyalty in this game. Sell you out quick for a little bit of nothing.” According to ESPN, figures close to DeRozan told Chris Haynes that DeRozan spoke with Toronto representatives in Las Vegas during this year’s summer league games and believe that he wouldn’t be traded.
Let us know your thoughts on this dramatic move and if you see Kawhi Leonard actually suiting up for the Raptors this 2018-2019 NBA Season.