There’s plenty of questions regarding what Kawhi Leonard will do in free agency this summer. The Raptors finished second in the East with a 58-24 record and are currently tied with the Magic in the first round of the playoffs at 1-1. Toronto has proved over the past three years that they’re a very good regular season time but not so much when it comes to the postseason. This could play a role in if Leonard does stay in Toronto or leaves elsewhere.
The rumor has been that Leonard wants to play on the west coast, according to Brian Windhorst on ESPN’s Get Up today. Reports have surfaced in the past that Leonard is considering the Clippers. This situation would make sense since he’s from Los Angeles and could be the man, as opposed to having to team up with LeBron James on the Lakers.
“It’s not because of anything the Raptors did. It’s just that Kawhi kind of wants to be on the West Coast,” Windhorst said. “The difficulty is that Kawhi doesn’t really articulate his feelings to people. … It’s difficult to read. It’s difficult for them to read, who have spent every day obsessing about it for months.”
The feeling at this point is that Leonard will leave the Raptors regardless of their playoff outcome. Flip the page to check out the Leonard free agency situation being explained.