SportAfter Raptors-Lakers game, LeBron James apparently told Kawhi Leonard they’d be ‘in touch’ (video)
Leonard hits winner, Raptors beat Trail Blazers 119-117
Kawhi Leonard scored the go-ahead basket with three seconds remaining and the Toronto Raptors held on to beat the Portland Trail Blazers 119-117 on Friday night. Leonard scored 38 points and Kyle Lowry had 19 points and 10 assists as the Raptors won for the ninth time in 10 games. Marc Gasol scored 19 points and Pascal Siakam had 16 for Toronto, which has won four straight home meetings with Portland and seven of the past eight overall. C.J. McCollum scored 35 points and matched a career best by making seven 3-pointers, but it wasn't enough to extend Portland's five-game winning streak.
reportedly to join on the Lakers.
But LeBron can still recruit Leonard, anyway.
After the Raptors’ win over the Lakers last night, the stars talked on the court.
I can’t tell whether LeBron said, “We’ll be in touch,” “Keep in touch,” “I’ll be in touch” or something else entirely. It’s a noisy arena, and the microphone isn’t directly on the conversation.
Even if LeBron were talking about being in touch, it’s not necessarily about Leonard joining the Lakers. LeBron and Leonard havein the offseason before. It could be about doing that again or even something unrelated to basketball.
But the Lakersthis summer, and Leonard will be a free agent. ????
Report: Raptors increasingly confident they'll re-sign Kawhi.
Kawhi Leonard could stay north of the border after all. The Toronto Raptors have grown "increasingly confident" they will re-sign Leonard, sources told TSN's Josh Lewenberg. Toronto's pitch to the 27-year-old forward will revolve around "trust, familiarity, a commitment to maintaining his health, and the shared goal of chasing a championship," according to Lewenberg. The Raptors will also be able to offer Leonard a maximum five-year extension worth $190 million, while other teams are limited to just four years and $141 million on any potential deal.