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Kawhi Leonard 2019: NBA Pundit Convinced Two-Time Defensive Player of the Year Will Sign with the Los Angeles Clippers
Kawhi Leonard has yet to break his silence about his decision regarding his impending free agency. As such, the NBA media is hard at work in pushing speculations forward and what the possible avenues that the 27-year-old might take in the future.
NBA pundit Stephen A. Smith recently said that he’s willing to put his money on the Los Angeles Clippers to acquire Kawhi Leonard this summer. But given that Smith’s prediction fell flat multiple times in the past, it’s best to remain skeptical about his claims.
This is especially true since the Raptors are doing so well at the moment. Their recent victory against New York Knicks once again highlighted how deep the franchise’s roster is. Even with Kawhi Leonard and OG Anunoby’s absence, the team still managed to go home with the win, burying the Knicks in a 117-92 beat down. Pascal Siakam led the team to victory, putting up 31 points, five rebounds, and five assists by the end of the match.
With the Raptors in stellar shape and the organization willing to accommodate Kawhi Leonard with whatever needs he requires, it’s certainly difficult for the ex-Spurs superstar to leave his current team. Add the fact that he has formed a bond with other players in the roster and that decision gets heavier still.
At the end of the day, however, only Kawhi Leonard can decide for himself. But most of the sports analysts are convinced that the two-time Defensive Player of the Year will be taking his talents to Los Angeles. NBA expert Adrian “Woj” Wojnarowski previously said there are two factors that are working against the Raptors in potentially keeping Kawhi Leonard.
“They can’t change the geography; they can’t change the weather in Toronto. Those were always things against them in this. Home and L.A. has been the focus for Kawhi Leonard through all of this,” Woj said.
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