Kawhi Leonard Posts First Message Since Raptors/Spurs Trade

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During his six seasons in San Antonio, Leonard was a two-time All-Star and two-time Defensive Player of the Year, in addition to winning an NBA championship and NBA Finals MVP in 2014.

While Leonard rarely speaks publicly on his intentions, the belief among most pundits is that he wants to join the Los Angeles Lakers.

Kawhi Leonard thanked the Spurs' fans and organization and said he is looking forward to the "next chapter" in his National Basketball Association career in his first comments since being traded from San Antonio to Toronto this summer. He appeared in nine games for the Spurs in 2017-18, last playing on January 13 before sitting out the rest of the season with a quad injury.

Kawhi Leonard's first public statement since being part of a blockbuster National Basketball Association trade last month is full of thanks but short on explanations.

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The statement is his first public address since the deal that sent him and Danny Green to Toronto for a package centred around guard DeMar DeRozan.

In his letter, Leonard praised former coach Gregg Popovich, saying he will "always be grateful for my growth under your guidance". Multiple reports indicated that Popovich and Leonard met in June but were apparently unable to fix the relationship between the club and the two-time defensive player of the year. "While I am looking forward to the next chapter in my career, I'll always remember the city and the people of San Antonio". There is not a more passionate or dedicated fan base than what I've witnessed in San Antonio.

"It's cool to see all the kids excited to hang out with us, and I'm excited to hang out with them", White said.

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