Is Kawhi Leonard back?
If there were any remaining questions about Kawhi Leonard post trade — it’s his calf. The superstar forward recently headed north of the border to the Toronto Raptors — in what is considered as a ‘risk’ for Toronto.
But, according to what a source told Ashish Mathur of AmicoHoops.net — Kawhi is looking fantastic so far.
Toronto Raptors small forward Kawhi Leonard has been killing it during his summer workouts and “looks remarkable,” a league source told Amico Hoops on Sunday.
Leonard is 100 percent and has no limitations in his workouts. The two-time Defensive Player of the Year only played in nine games this past season due to a lingering quadriceps injury and requested a trade from the San Antonio Spurs.
Leonard missed most of the 2017-18 campaign due to an injured calf. Of course, there was a lot of fireworks surrounding the injury and how bad it actually was.
In the end, the drama and distrust from Leonard and the Spurs organization led to Leonard requesting a trade from the organization. The Raptors had to deal DeMar DeRozan in this trade, one of the franchise’s best players ever. So, pulling the trigger on Leonard was a gamble, but all signs look positive early on.