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SportsReport: Raptors' hopes of re-signing Leonard fading

09:30  30 june  2019
09:30  30 june  2019 Source:   yardbarker.com

Kawhi Leonard likely to choose between Raptors, Clippers

Kawhi Leonard likely to choose between Raptors, Clippers There are sure to be more than a handful of teams that try to sign Kawhi Leonard when the NBA Finals MVP becomes a free agent this summer, but the sweepstakes may already be down to just two. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski said on “Get Up” Tuesday morning that the Los Angeles Lakers have very little chance of signing Leonard, both because of their financial situation and because Leonard does not want to be the third guy behind LeBron James and Anthony Davis. Rather, Wojnarowski notes that Leonard is “focused” on the Clippers, and he will likely choose between them and the Toronto Raptors. "Kawhi Leonard's focus [is] on Los Angeles, but it's the Clippers not the Lakers.

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The good news for Raptors fans is that Leonard is reportedly interested in staying in Canada long-term. Chaos in the NBA is always fun, but Raptors fans have stuck in with this team for a long time and it would be nice to see the “little” guys win one for once. Kawhi should stay, and I hope he does.

Report: Raptors' hopes of re-signing Leonard fading© Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports

As the Toronto Raptors were closing out the Golden State Warriors in this year’s NBA Finals, it seemed to be a foregone conclusion that Kawhi Leonard was going to return to Toronto.

An impending free agent, that’s apparently no longer the case. According to Chris Broussard of Fox Sports, the chances of Toronto retaining Leonard in free agency are “fading.” The report mentions the Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers as the two teams likely to sign Leonard.

The Clippers were seen as co-favorites with Toronto to land Leonard just a couple short weeks ago. Things have changed some on that front after the Lakers added another max-contract spot in the Anthony Davis blockbuster trade.

It will certainly be interesting to see how this situation plays out once free agency officially opens Sunday evening.

Leonard will take visits with both the Los Angeles teams before giving the Raptors the final opportunity to woo him.

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