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Kawhi Has "Open Mind" About Staying In Toronto

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Maybe we should all slow down in our "Kawhi Leonard will be a Laker" talk.

Today, yes, either the Lakers or Clippers are the supposed preferred destinations for Leonard. It doesn't mean, however, that he's already ruled out staying in Toronto long-term.

Here's the story, per Jabari Young of the San Antonio Express-News (talking to TSN 1050's Overdrive):

"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. Obviously, I think part of his mind, yes, let's keep real, I think he still feels like L.A. might be the destination ... at the same time, he plans to go into this thing with an open mind."

Young made it perfectly clear that Los Angeles is still in Kawhi's sights. That much shouldn't be disputed. Yet, at the same time, he made sure to point out that he is going to give the Raptors a very fair and real chance to persuade him to stay.

This is going to be one heck of a season, as the Raps try and do just that.