ESPN’s Brian Windhorst says Kawhi Leonard hanging out with Raptors teammates is a ‘good sign’ for Toronto
ESPN insider Brian Windhorst says Kawhi Leonard hanging out with his Toronto Raptors teammates since the NBA Finals ended is a “good sign” for Toronto.
Leonard hung out with Raptors big man Serge Ibaka after the Finals ended and was at the Toronto Blue Jays game. The two-time Finals MVP purchased a $13.3 million, 13,000 square foot home in Rancho Santa Fe, California earlier this season. Windhorst speculates that Leonard must be enjoying his time in Toronto if he hasn’t gone back to that beautiful house yet.
As we all know, Leonard becomes an unrestricted free agent this summer once he declines his 2019-20 player option with the Raptors. Toronto can offer Leonard the most money in free agency and a fifth year on his deal.
There has been speculation Leonard might sign a one-plus-one deal with the Raptors this offseason and enter free agency again next summer. With the Golden State Warriors expected to be without Klay Thompson next season and Kevin Durant rehabbing from an Achilles injury wherever he winds up, the Raptors could repeat as championships in 2019-20 if Leonard stays in Toronto.
If Kawhi decides to leave the Raptors after just one season, everyone around the NBA expects him to sign with the Los Angeles Clippers. All eyes will be on Leonard once free agency starts on June 30.