The Kawhi Leonard Raptors trade is finally official.
Leonard suffered through a mysterious quad injury last season, which limited him to just nine games and reportedly helped cause the irreparable rift between him and the Spurs that led to Leonard requesting a trade in June.
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That's good news for the Raptors, who will have a year to try and convince one of the league's best players to stay up North for the long haul. He claimed that after an initial diagnosis of a "slight strain" and a course of rehabilitation that kept him out for a few games, he continued to experience discomfort but team doctors did not send him to a specialist or perform another examination until the end of the season, when it was revealed that the strain had worsened into a groin tear.
Leonard's injury was initially announced by the Spurs in September as a case of right quadriceps tendinopathy that would keep him out for preseason games. So we do the rehab, do everything we're supposed to do. Certain days, I'd have bad days. "They've always done a hell of a job".
As for Kawhi Leonard, now that he has passed his physical, he will skip USA Basketball minicamp to focus on his new team - a sign he's not far from a return to the court in a new uniform. Spurs coach Gregg Popovich is the coach of that team.
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After forcing the San Antonio Spurs' hand and making them trade him, Leonard might have to become a lot more vocal and show a different side to his personality if he's hoping to get a bigger deal from another shoe company.
Not even The Admiral could get Kawhi Leonard back on board. He is a two-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year and the 2014 NBA Finals MVP.
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