Kawhi Leonard will not attend USA Basketball minicamp

Kawhi Leonard

Kawhi Leonard

Green, meanwhile, played 70 games for the Spurs in 2017-18 after missing five games in December due to the groin injury.

Toronto then entered the fray to take a gamble and traded away four-time NBA All-Star DeMar DeRozan for Leonard.

In reaction to these fairly recent rumors, ESPN's Michael C. Wright said on the latest episode of colleague Zach Lowe's podcast that Kawhi Leonard could have avoided his issues with the San Antonio Spurs by speaking up and telling the team that he also wanted to drive a luxury vehicle during the 2016 All-Star Weekend. "They've always been great to me, they've always done right by me, they've always done a hell of a job".

"Kawhi Leonard will have a new team in more ways than one in 2018-19".

It'll be interesting to see if Green can get the answers he wants before they embark on a new journey together in Toronto.

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"No, Toronto isn't LA which is where you think you want to be, but if you're serious about winning titles and building on the legacy you've already begun as an National Basketball Association player, Toronto isn't a bad place to do it". We get it. Leonard is a man of few words and incredibly reserved (even by Spurs standards), but it says a lot that the two have spoken so few times since Leonard joined the team in 2011.

Other All-Stars that will be sneaker free agents leading into the 2018-19 season include Philadelphia Sixers big man Joel Embiid, who is now with Adidas, as well as Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward and Golden State Warriors center, DeMarcus Cousins, both of whom now rep for Nike.

Earlier this year, Jordan Brand offered a 4 year/$22 million extension offer to the Toronto Raptors star, but he elected to turn it down in hopes of landing a bigger deal with the company.

In some cases, the player involved is coming off of a significant injury or they are with a new team and want to prove their worth - sometimes both. He has averaged 16.3 points and 6.2 rebounds per game over his seven-year career.

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