NBA 2018-19 report release: Kawhi Leonard, Raptors to revisit Spurs in January; DeMar DeRozan’s homecoming in …

Although many were astounded that this diversion was snubbed from a Christmas spot, a Toronto Raptors and San Antonio Spurs won’t be watchful most longer than a holidays to face off. 

The dual players will expected get really opposite receptions, as Kawhi Leonard will lapse to San Antonio as a Raptor on Jan. 3, while DeMar DeRozan will conduct behind to Scotiabank Arena in a Spurs uniform on Feb. 22.

While DeRozan will positively be lauded by a Toronto true after being traded for Leonard in July, Leonard’s accepting will expected be a bit some-more mixed. The two-time All-NBA brazen left things with a Spurs sincerely sour, so don’t design a ton of pushing for his return.

Kawhi’s face in his mop says all we need to know about how he feels about his return.

Of course, by this indicate in a deteriorate there will be some ongoing playoff races. The Raptors should be right in a thick of a Eastern Conference race, while a Spurs will be trapped fighting for a decent seed in a nightmarish Western Conference. It won’t be an easy task, though a Spurs fundamentally done a postseason though Leonard final year — a further of DeRozan should go a prolonged way.

Make no mistake, DeRozan will have these games circled on his calendar. His homecoming is going to be epic, though it competence still not be as interesting as Leonard’s as distant as locus reactions go.

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