Rumor: Raptors superstar Kawhi Leonard purchases property in Toronto
Leonard becomes an unrestricted free agent this summer once he declines his 2019-20 player option with the Raptors.
If the report is true, this could mean Leonard will re-sign with the Raptors. The three-time All-Star and two-time Defensive Player of the Year isn’t going to play for the Clippers or Lakers but live in Toronto during the offseason.
“What we’ve heard is that he’s purchased a property in Toronto. We’ve heard this now from two different sources, indicating that there’s something there.”
The Raptors can offer Leonard the most money in free agency and a fifth year on his contract. Kawhi and the Raptors are currently tied with the Golden State Warriors at 1-1 in the NBA Finals.
When Toronto president Masai Ujiri traded for Leonard last summer, the prevailing thought around the league was that Kawhi was going to be a one-year rental since he’s been heavily linked to the Clippers and Lakers.