Kawhi Leonard's time in San Antonio is all but over. While he may not have the best relationship with the organization and the front office, he still has relationships with his Spurs teammates, as well as some former ones like Jonathon Simmons.
Kawhi in Vegas with Simmons.
Him & Jonathan were close. pic.twitter.com/OdVA3BAODE
— Eric Salinas (@EricSal_7) July 12, 2018
Leonard and Simmons look to be out enjoying the Las Vegas nightlife. So far, the Las Vegas Summer League has been filled with interesting basketball, big name spectators, and a fair amount of intrigue.
Leonard and Simmons hanging out together isn't all that surprising. The former teammates can still hang out even though both players will be out of San Antonio soon enough, with Jonathon Simmons already leaving for the Orlando Magic last year
This is a reminder that the NBA's decision to have every team play in the Las Vegas Summer League was an excellent decision. It's become a destination for current players, fans, and media alike.
For players, it's an excellent way to show support for the organization and their young teammates. Not to mention, they get to spend a few days hanging out in Vegas.
It also gives every team the chance to meet to discuss any possible trades. Maybe Kawhi is in town to help facilitate his move from San Antonio. The team rising up the rumor mill for Leonard's services is the Toronto Raptors, who are now the odds-on favorite to land the former Finals MVP.
Either way, These types of Leonard-Simmons sightings are going to happen when a huge faction of the NBA descends on Vegas every summer for the foreseeable future.