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Zeigler lists a number of reasons why Leonard might actually enjoy his time with the Raptors, despite the early reports that he has "no desire" to play for them.

San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard (2) shoots the ball against the Oklahoma City Thunder during the fourth quarter in game three of the second round of the NBA Playoffs at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

Before the Toronto deal, sources had said that Leonard was seriously considering participating as a means to showcase the status of his recovery to prospective trade partners.

On his new podcast, Green said that his own groin injury was mishandled by the Spurs. "(It says) slight strain, take a couple weeks off. But, he added, the club "did a great job" and "did everything they could" when it learned of the injury.

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Leonard's injury was initially announced by the Spurs in September as a case of right quadriceps tendinopathy that would keep him out for preseason games. "I'm excited that Kawhi was able to do what he wanted to do". Leonard demanded a trade from the Spurs because he felt the team had mistreated him while he was injured.

So far, fans know when the San Antonio Spurs will play preseason hoops, but the 2018-19 regular season schedule remains in the balance. Leonard was traveling to NY to see an orthopedic surgeon. Danny Green was one of Leonard's closest friends from the Spurs, and he was part of the trade that sent Leonard to Toronto.

"They did everything they could, but I think it would have been nice to see a specialist, just to see if there was another angle, another view", Green said of the Spurs' training staff.