Doug Gottlieb: “Do we have any more clarity on Kawhi?”
Ric Bucher: “In regards to where he’s going to go, the latest that I’ve heard is that he’s going to be elsewhere. He’d like to give the Raptors a championship as a parting gift, but ultimately this wasn’t his decision to go there, and he appreciates what they’ve done to get him through this season, but as long as he can be assured he’ll be treated the same way the next place he goes as far as the proverbial ‘load management’ and how they handle him physically, then from what I’m being told right now that he’ll be playing elsewhere next year.”
Listen to NBA insider Ric Bucher join The Doug Gottlieb Show to talk about Kawhi Leonard’s impending free agency, as the heroic Toronto Raptors forward on the precipice of bringing the franchise their first ever NBA Finals championship is set to become one of the most important free agents in sports history.
Bucher tells Doug Gottlieb that he has serious doubts to Kawhi returning to the Raptors and say sources tell him that if Kawhi can find a team who can handle his ‘load management’ the same way Toronto handled him during this season, a year in which Leonard missed 22 games for ‘rest’, Bucher fully believes Leonard will leave Toronto and join the team who does just that.
Check out the full segment above.