Kawhi Leonard to skip USA Basketball minicamp coached by Gregg Popovich


Anyone looking for gossip, awkwardness, tension or a blowup between the player and coach are the biggest losers in the Leonard's USA Basketball decision.

On his new podcast, Green said that his own groin injury was mishandled by the Spurs.

New York Knicks icon Charles Oakley didn't like David Robinson's involvement in the Kawhi Leonard and San Antonio Spurs saga, as The Admiral stepped in, hoping to reach Leonard through a summer of madness. So we do the rehab, do everything we're supposed to do. They've always done right by me.

Kawhi Leonard has passed his physical with the Toronto Raptors, according to a report from Brian Windhorst of ESPN.

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Kawhi Leonard playing for Team USA back in 2015

Leonard suffered through a mysterious quad injury last season, which limited him to just nine games and reportedly helped cause the irreparable rift between him and the Spurs that led to Leonard requesting a trade in June. Extension talks between Leonard and the Nike subsidiary stalled earlier this year after Leonard turned down a four-year, $22 million extension.

Leonard last played on January 13; he sat out the rest of the season to manage a quad injury.

Green, meanwhile, played 70 games for the Spurs in 2017-18 after missing five games in December due to the groin injury. He is a two-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year and the 2014 NBA Finals MVP.

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