July 27, 2018, 11:57 pmKawhi LeonardF, Toronto Raptors
The first meeting between Kawhi Leonard and Raptors head coach Nick Nurse reportedly went very well.
"He was prepared, he had a list of questions. Then when I got up he started asking me about the offence, and I told him how we built it and the things that we do, the shot spectrum, and showing him the spacing. He got out of his chair and got up at the board with me, and they had to drag us out of there in the end because they had to go do something else, but it was great." The post-trade takes about Kawhi not reporting to the Raptors aged predictably well. While it's good to see he's engaged in the X's and O's, it might take some time for the team to come together. Kyle Lowry was particularly prickly at Team USA minicamp today, dodging every question about the trade and said "I don't know" when asked if he had spoken with Kawhi. Lowry and DeMar DeRozan were extremely tight so there will definitely be some rough patches coming up between the organization and its point guard. Winning should cure all that ails.