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LAS VEGAS - Toronto said farewell to Kawhi Leonard. Miami said hello to Jimmy Butler.Free agency finally became real on Saturday (Sunday, Manila time).The four-team trade that sent Butler to the Heat - with a new US$142 million, four-year ...
Jul 7, 2019
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PAUL George is teaming up with Kawhi Leonard after reportedly securing a transfer from the Oklahoma City Thunder to the Los Angeles Clippers.George has reportedly asked the Thunder for a trade.To acquire George, a 29-year-old six-time All ...
Jul 6, 2019
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CHICAGO - The wait is intense, filled with nervous excitement. It's almost like anticipating the white smoke to billow from the roof of the Sistine Chapel the moment a new Pope is chosen.Four days into free agency, it's ...
Jul 4, 2019
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THE waiting for Kawhi Leonard's decision continues.And it might last for a few days.Monday marks the first full day of NBA free agency - roughly $2.5 billion in contract commitments were made in the first six hours that ...
Jul 1, 2019
NBA
Kawhi Leonard is planning meetings in Los Angeles. Kevin Durant will do the same in New York.Those are the cities where they'll begin free agency.Where they will end it will finally start to get clearer soon.NBA teams ...
Jun 29, 2019
NBA
TORONTO'S Kawhi Leonard and Golden State's Kevin Durant are both very difficult to figure out. They seem to enjoy giving cryptic answers, a minimum of clues, and clearly relish having enigmatic status.It makes free agency tough to forecast. ...
Jun 27, 2019
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TORONTO - Still absorbing the magnitude of his team's accomplishment, Raptors president Masai Ujiri is confident Kawhi Leonard and the rest of Toronto's core will reunite next season in a bid for another title."We're on to ...
Jun 26, 2019
NBA
NOW on the clock: Chaos.The NBA offseason is about to kick into high gear.A draft that had good bits of intrigue - at least after New Orleans' Zion Williamson, Memphis' Ja Morant and New York's R.J. Barrett were chosen ...
Jun 22, 2019
NBA
TORONTO - The title won and the draft over, the Toronto Raptors turn to the next order of business: keeping Kawhi Leonard.He is expected to opt out of the final year of his contact and become a free agent on June 30. ...
Jun 22, 2019
NBA
TORONTO - Fresh off leading the Toronto Raptors to their first NBA title, Kawhi Leonard received the key to the city at Monday's (Tuesday, Manila time) championship parade.For now, however, the two-way star and two-time NBA Finals MVP ...
Jun 18, 2019
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TORONTO - The Toronto Raptors were still partying it up in Las Vegas, part of an extended celebration following their first championship, when the NBA starting reshaping itself for a new season with the blockbuster trade agreement that will send Anthony Davis to ...
Jun 17, 2019
NBA
OAKLAND, California - Whenever Toronto coach Nick Nurse needed inspiration this season, he merely needed to look at his office wall.Hanging there is a big photo, a finish-line shot of the 2015 Travers Stakes at historic Saratoga Race Course. There are ...
Jun 15, 2019
KAWHI Leonard can smile now. That "Larry O'B" he and his equally ballsy teammates have relentlessly worked for is probably seating atop a table in their after-party somewhere as you read this, perhaps even being passed around for those ...
Jun 14, 2019
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OAKLAND, Calif. - Kawhi Leonard's first season with the Toronto Raptors started with his now-infamous laugh.It ended with him getting the last laugh.The best player on the league's newly crowned best team is an NBA Finals ...
Jun 14, 2019
NBA
THE Toronto Raptors rose to the occasion on the road, dethroning the Golden State Warriors with a 114-110 Game Six victory in the last game at the Oracle Arena on Friday, Manila time.Kyle Lowry provided the early spark, before Fred ...
Jun 14, 2019
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OAKLAND, California - There was a predictable sting that pained the Toronto Raptors after Game Five of the NBA Finals.They were so close.And then they had to fly so far.Whatever they were feeling after Monday night's loss to ...
Jun 13, 2019
NBA
TORONTO - The NBA Finals are making one last trip to Oracle Arena.For the Toronto Raptors, it's a second shot at a first championship.For the Golden State Warriors, it'll be a night to play for a fallen ...
Jun 12, 2019
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TORONTO - Kyle Lowry's 3-pointer at the buzzer was well off, and the Golden State Warriors rallied from a six-point deficit in the final three minutes to beat the Toronto Raptors, 106-105, in Game Five of the NBA ...
Jun 11, 2019
NBA
TORONTO - The word of the day on Sunday (Monday, Manila time) that best summed up the NBA Finals was "yet."As in, Golden State isn't ready to give up its throne - yet.Kawhi Leonard hasn't bought any property ...
Jun 10, 2019
NBA
OAKLAND, California - There was a moment, not long before the postseason started, when Toronto coach Nick Nurse learned all that he really needed to know about Kawhi Leonard and what makes the man of few words tick.The conversation was about the ...
Jun 9, 2019
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