Kawhi Leonard Says He Came To Toronto With 'An Open Mind'

Doug Mendoza
September 24, 2018

I came here with an open mind.

The Raptors officially introduced Leonard at their media day on Monday, and a reporter asked him what he would like people in Toronto to know about him.

DeRozan says "everybody looks at me and Kyle's relationship, but me and Kyle's relationship wouldn't have started if it hadn't been for Rudy".

Leonard will be a free agent after this season. I want to do great things. focus on this year.

As long as I have a jersey, I want to play basketball. When prompted, Leonard spoke of the process that he believes is going to play out during the next year of his life.

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Asked whether he could see himself sitting out the season, Porzingis said, "It's hard to say". "I can't give you a spiel about me". "I'm coming to a great city that loves basketball".

Leonard had not spoken with media until Monday morning but Ujiri had said all summer that he's not concerned about the 27-year-old's commitment to Canada's lone National Basketball Association franchise, saying Leonard worked out with Toronto's coaches in Los Angeles, and has visited the city a couple of times.

He only appeared in nine games last season due to injury, but averaged a career-high 25.5 points per game in the previous season, in addition to 5.8 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.8 steals per game.

Lowry was close to former teammate DeMar DeRozan, who was traded to the San Antonio Spurs in order to acquire Kawhi Leonard. Check out more footage from the Raptors' Media Day in the tweets embedded below.

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