If there’s anything we’ve learned with the NBA, it’s to expect the craziest scenario possible. This was the case last year with the IT-Kyrie trade when Thomas’ physical caused a hold-up in the deal for several days. Luckily, Masai Ujiri and the Raptors likely knew what they were getting into when they traded away a franchise legend in DeMar, and the blockbuster Kawhi Leonard trade won’t hit a snag.
Moments ago, ESPN’s Brian Windhorst confirmed what seemed to be all but certain, which was Kawhi Leonard passing his physical and officially becoming a member of the Toronto Raptors.
Kawhi Leonard has passed his physical with the Raptors, according to sources. The trade is now official.
— Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) July 25, 2018
Earlier, Chris Haynes reported that the physical took place on Saturday.
When it comes to news about Kawhi’s medicals, you can be sure that the Raptors are going to hold information very close following the drama from Kawhi’s tenure with the Spurs. With such a delicate superstar, and one that didn’t have any trust with his former organization, gaining some will be vital.