The Toronto Raptors took a gamble when they traded for Kawhi Leonard given how strongly he had been connected to an eventual move to either the Los Angeles Clippers or Los Angeles Lakers when he becomes a free agent this offseason.
The Lakers appear out of contention for Leonard at this point, leaving the Raptors and Clippers.
Bobby Webster was asked if Toronto's postseason result will correlate to Leonard's decision.
“Of course there is. There is,” said Webster. "It's not all about what happens at the end of the season. It's about what's gone on to this point. From the day we acquired him, it's the groundwork.”
Team officials are confident in the relationships Leonard has built with the Raptors’ medical staff, headed by former Lakers’ performance trainer Alex McKechnie.