This was expected. Every report on Kawhi Leonard‘s condition now — even those from Spurs sources — was that he was looking good and should be healthy and ready to go for training camp.
For Leonard’s trade to Toronto to be ultimately finalized, he had to pass the standard physical (part of every pro sports trade/signing). That has happened, according to Brian Windhorst of ESPN.
Just a reminder, this trade sent Leonard and veteran “3&D” man Danny Green to the Toronto Raptors for DeMar DeRozan, backup center Jakob Poeltl and a first-round pick in 2019 (protected 1-20). It’s done now and official.
Come the fall, the real interesting questions get to be answered:
• How healthy is Leonard? Can he return to his MVP-level form of a couple of seasons ago?
• If he is healthy, can the Raptors knock off the Celtics and make it to the finals for the first time in franchise history?
• Can the Raptors win him over and get him to at least seriously consider re-signing with them?
• Just how good are the mid-range loving Spurs with DeRozan and LaMarcus Aldridge?