Nike's Jordan Brand won't chase Kawhi Leonard when his contract ends

Nike's Jordan Brand won't chase Kawhi Leonard when his contract ends

"I get an MRI the next day", Green said of the injury suffered December 8 against Boston.

The four-time All-Star, sources say, will use the time to get his affairs in order following the blockbuster trade to San Antonio that also sent forward Kawhi Leonard to Toronto.

In reaction to these fairly recent rumors, ESPN's Michael C. Wright said on the latest episode of colleague Zach Lowe's podcast that Kawhi Leonard could have avoided his issues with the San Antonio Spurs by speaking up and telling the team that he also wanted to drive a luxury auto during the 2016 All-Star Weekend. For me, I understood they were trying to go in a different direction.

Kawhi Leonard is officially a member of the Toronto Raptors after passing his physical with the team, according to a report by ESPN's Brian Windhorst on Tuesday night.

Toronto acquired the pair in exchange for DeMar DeRozan, Jakob Poeltl and a protected first round pick on July 18. Certain days, I'd have bad days.

Kawhi Leonard was traded by the San Antonio Spurs to the Toronto Raptors
Kawhi Leonard was traded by the San Antonio Spurs to the Toronto Raptors

"When I hear him talk about the bitterness and the disrespect and all that type of stuff, it's like, you didn't get traded to frickin' Cleveland", Lucic added.

"Discussions broke down abruptly because representatives for Leonard didn't feel that the new deal reflected the forward's accomplishments and standing within the league", sources told ESPN's Michael C. Wright and Ramona Shelburn. "They've always done a hell of a job".

Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich is the head coach of Team USA.

Earlier this year, Jordan Brand offered a 4 year/$22 million extension offer to the Toronto Raptors star, but he elected to turn it down in hopes of landing a bigger deal with the company. Reports began emerging of "discord" between the two-time National Basketball Association defensive player of the year and the Spurs, and while Popovich scoffed at talk of a rare "soap opera" involving his normally drama-free squad, it wasn't long before National Basketball Association insiders were claiming that some of Leonard's teammates were expressing frustration with him and imploring him to return to the lineup. He is a two-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year and the 2014 NBA Finals MVP.

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