A rumor came out in the past week stating Raptors superstar Kawhi Leonard recently purchased property in Toronto. Leonard was asked about this rumor during Sunday’s NBA Finals media availability, and he said that hasn’t happened … yet:
Kawhi on the rumor that he’s buying property in Toronto: “It didn’t happen yet, no” pic.twitter.com/O2AjiwqciY
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) June 9, 2019
Leonard and the Raptors are one win away from the franchise’s first-ever NBA title, and everybody is wondering whether a championship would convince the forward to stick around this summer in free agency. Many have considered Leonard’s exit to the Los Angeles Clippers a foregone conclusion for a while now, but perhaps winning it all would convince the star to stay.
The rumor that Leonard bought property in Toronto adds fuel to the speculation that he may re-sign with the Raptors, but he’s not focused on his free agency right now. He’s laser-focused on the Warriors, and he’s currently well on his way to winning Finals MVP.
Leonard has continued his dominant postseason in these Finals, averaging 30.8 points, 10.3 rebounds and 4.0 assists against Golden State. He’s coming off a 36-point, 12-rebound performance in Game 4, which gave the Raptors a 105-92 win and a 3-1 series lead.
Whatever happens in these Finals, the rumors will continue to swirl around Kawhi Leonard until he actually makes his official free-agent decision. It’s going to be a wild next month.