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Adrian Wojnarowski: “Raptors Still Have A Lot Of Work To Do” With Kawhi Leonard

Adrian Wojnarowski: “Raptors Still Have A Lot Of Work To Do” With Kawhi Leonard

The Toronto Raptors have just become NBA champions for the first time in their history and even though now they’re only happiness and smiles, that situation doesn’t look to last too long as the team will face the hardest challenge of the season and that’s one that won’t take place on the court.

Just because they won the NBA championship doesn’t mean that all their problems all gone; in fact, now they start. Kawhi Leonard led the team to win the title in his first, and so far only season playing at Scotiabank Arena and now speculations about his future and whether he’ll stay in Canada or go elsewhere have taken place again.

Even right after defeating the Golden State Warriors to become the Finals MVP Kawhi was asked what he was going with his career from now on, but he refused to discuss the topic. However, everything points out the Klaw might be making his way out of Toronto this summer if the team doesn’t make the right things to keep him onboard.

On Friday morning on ESPN’s Sportscenter, NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski stated that the Raptors "still have a lot of work to do” to keep Kawhi with them since he looks closer to complete a move to the Clippers.

"Kawhi came to Toronto, with the idea from San Antonio, this was a very fine one year way station and I’m sure exceeded his expectations how they managed him physically to be a Finals MVP again, to win a championship,” the league insider said, as quoted by Bleacher Report.

“But there was always the risk of him going back west. The L.A. Clippers are at the very top of that list, and I think the Raptors still have work to do between now and June 30 and the start of free agency to keep Kawhi Leonard in Toronto.”

In 24 postseason games this year, Leonard averaged of 30.5 points, 9.1 rebounds, 3.9 assists, and 1.7 steals while pulling off some of the craziest plays this sport has seen in recent times.

Leonard landed in Toronto last year after being traded from the San Antonio Spurs alongside Danny Green in exchange of DeMar DeRozan. When that happened, nobody doubted that Leonard was going to leave the franchise as soon as his contract allowed him to do it and that moment has arrived. People in Toronto will surely want him to stay with the Raptors, but no one will be mad if he decides to take a different path now after he gave the team the biggest honor they can earn.