Kawhi Leonard of the Toronto Raptors watches a Major League Baseball game between the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre on June 20, 2019 in Toronto, Canada.
Leonard has been having a blast on vacation, navigating the Atlantic Ocean with his girlfriend in a floaty boat as he ponders his free agency.
Leonard and his camp are expected to sit down with the Clippers on July 2nd, despite the fact that Toronto still has the upper hand in keeping the player.
Ujiri continued, "Kawhi is his own man. Honestly, with that incident, I'm just going to respect what the process is there and the investigation", Ujiri said Tuesday at an end-of-season news conference in Toronto, his first public remarks about the incident. I think we built a trust there. That's why we're here to help you get all the details and answer all your questions before the feeding frenzy begins. This is generally considered bad form and rarely happens, with the most recent major example coming back in 2015 with DeAndre Jordan, who famously rescinded on his verbal agreement with the Mavericks after being held hostage by the Clippers in his Houston home. "I've had very good meetings with him the last few days, and yes he's told me, and honestly I'd rather keep that conversation between me and Kawhi for now, and for me, they've been positive. I think everybody knows what my decision is".
He truly shone in the big moments and delivered time and time again. "He won a championship here", Ujiri said.
From a defensive perspective, Leonard and Davis would create arguably the best 1-2 defensive punch in National Basketball Association history.
The other avenue the Raptors could take is clearing up as much cap space as possible and roll with their young players (Pascal Siakam, Fred VanVleet, OG Anunoby, and Norman Powell). "He's our player and he's a superstar on our team and we'll wait on that". "I will reach out to them eventually and I know our organization has already".
Kawhi Leonard is going to be one of the most sought-after free agents to hit the market.