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Kawhi Leonard: I Came To Raptors With An Open Mind

Sep 24, 2018 2:53 PM

Kawhi Leonard said he's focused on the coming season with the Toronto Raptors and not his future.

"I want to play here," Leonard said. "I came in with an open mind. I want to do great things ... focus on this year. If you're looking toward the future, you're going to trip over the present."

Leonard was also asked about his long-term goals as he's a few months from free agency.

Leonard said he plans to "play a long, healthy career; be happy wherever I land."

Leonard also said he has no regrets over what happened during his final season with the San Antonio Spurs.

"I have no regrets. But I want to focus on this team, this journey that we have in front of us today, and just stay in the present time, and not look back."

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Clippers Emerge As Frontrunner To Sign Kawhi Leonard In 2019

Sep 19, 2018 11:08 PM

The Los Angeles Clippers have emerged as the favorites to sign Kawhi Leonard in free agency, according to sources.

Leonard will become a free agent in 2019 and is entering his first season with the Toronto Raptors.

Sources have long maintained Leonard prefers to join one of the two Los Angeles teams. The Clippers could create two max contract slots in free agency. The Clippers are also believed to be the preferred destination for Jimmy Butler.

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RealGM Radio: Arturo Galletti on East Over-Unders

Sep 19, 2018 1:17 PM

Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux) and Arturo Galletti (@AmericanNumbers) break down the over/unders for the Eastern Conference.

They discuss the win total, division, conference and title odds as well as any pertinent individual award numbers for the Hawks (4:41), Knicks (9:40), Bulls (12:44), Cavs (16:02), Magic (28:57), Nets (33:12), Hornets (40:34), Pistons (47:37), Heat (54:34), Wizards (58:45), Pacers (1:02:37), Bucks (1:10:22), 76ers (1:18:16), Raptors (1:31:27) and Celtics (1:41:47).

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Eric Moreland Agrees To Partially Guaranteed Deal With Raptors

Sep 18, 2018 2:49 PM

The Toronto Raptors have agreed to a one-year, partially guaranteed deal with Eric Moreland.

Moreland played in 67 games last season with the Detroit Pistons.

Moreland went undrafted in 2014 out of Oregon State.

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Raptors To Sign Deng Adel To Partially Guaranteed Deal

Sep 13, 2018 10:26 AM

Deng Adel has changed course and will sign a partially guaranteed camp deal with the Toronto Raptors.

Adel had previously agreed to a camp deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Adel went undrafted out of Louisville.

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Raptors Sign Kyle Collinsworth To Partially Guaranteed Deal

Sep 11, 2018 3:52 PM

The Toronto Raptors have agreed to sign Kyle Collinsworth to a partially guaranteed deal.

Collinsworth played for the Dallas Mavericks last season.

Collinsworth went undrafted in 2016 out of BYU.

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Kawhi Leonard Approaching Raptors With Open Mind

Aug 23, 2018 11:42 AM

San Antonio Express-News beat reporter Jabari Young has been one of the most plugged in reporters on Kawhi Leonard and he was asked if he believes the Toronto Raptors have a chance to re-sign him.

“Based off of me talking to people within his circle, they’re going to go into this thing with an open mind and give this thing every last opportunity to work," said Young on TSN. "And at the end of the day, if that’s the case, it would be great if he stays. Obviously, I think part of his mind, yes, let’s keep it real: I think he still feels like L.A. might be the destination, but the same time, he plans to go into this thing with an open mind, giving it every single shot in the world to make it work.”

Leonard contended he wanted to spend his entire career with the Spurs just a few months before he requested a trade.

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Kawhi Leonard Still Prefers To Sign With Lakers, Clippers

Aug 20, 2018 9:48 PM

Kawhi Leonard's preference for his 2019 free agency is to sign with either the Los Angeles Lakers or Los Angeles Clippers, according to sources.

Leonard was traded by the San Antonio Spurs to the Toronto Raptors in July.

The Raptors can sign Leonard to a five-year, $190 million contract next summer, or a four-year, $141 million deal with a team with max cap space.

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Raptors Hire Jeremy Castleberry As Player Development Coach

Aug 20, 2018 9:45 PM

The Toronto Raptors have agreed to hire Jeremy Castleberry as a player development coach.

Castleberry previously worked for the San Antonio Spurs as a video coordinator.

Castleberry played basketball with Kawhi Leonard in high school and at San Diego State.

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Kay Felder Agrees To Partially Guaranteed Deal With Raptors

Aug 20, 2018 9:21 PM

The Toronto Raptors have agreed to sign Kay Felder to a one-year, partially guaranteed deal.

Felder will compete for Toronto's 15th roster spot.

Felder was drafted in the second round in 2016 and the pick was bought by the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Felder split the 17-18 season with the Chicago Bulls and Detroit Pistons.

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Bruce Bowen Won't Return As Clippers' Announcer Following Leonard Comments
Bruce Bowen was under contract with Fox Sports West, but the Clippers have significant input into the hiring of broadcasters.

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Kawhi Leonard To Play At San Antonio With Raptors On Jan. 3
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Kawhi Leonard Publishes Letter Thanking San Antonio
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Greg Monroe Agrees To One-Year, $2.2M Deal With Raptors
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Kawhi Leonard Very Engaged In 45-Minute Meeting With Nick Nurse
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Kawhi Leonard To Skip Team USA Minicamp
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Kawhi Leonard May Have Voiced Commitment To Teammates But Not Spurs In Team Meeting
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Celtics Reportedly Offered Several Of Their Best Draft Assets To Spurs For Kawhi Leonard
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Jordan Brand No Longer Interested In Re-Signing Kawhi Leonard
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Dennis Robertson Attended Kawhi Leonard's Meeting With Raptors
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Masai Ujiri Apologizes To DeMar DeRozan For 'Miscommunication'
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Raptors Have Positive Initial Conversation With Kawhi Leonard
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