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Kawhi Leonard Has ‘No Interest’ in Raptors After Trade

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The Toronto Raptors may have won the Kawhi Leonard sweepstakes but they may not be able to bask in the victory for very long as reports a circulating that Leonard may sabotage the aftermatch of the deal that sent him from the San Antonio Spurs to Toronto.

According to the Sporting News’ Sean Deveney, Leonard has “no interest” in playing for Toronto and could sit out the entire season.

“Leonard has no interest in playing for the Raptors. There have been indications that he would sit out the entire season if necessary, and though that step would be drastic and unprecedented in today’s game, Toronto has forced the situation into uncharted territory by acquiring a player who has made it clear he does not want to be there.”

If this were the case I believe commissioner Adam Silver needs to step in and make some sort of difference to prevent players from handling matters in the way that Leonard, who has had far too much power in this situation, has.

Toronto gave up a star player in DeMar DeRozan and although it’s unlikely, I believe that something like this should force Silver to impose more than just fines, but long suspensions, and perhaps bans, for players who conduct themselves in the way that Leonard has.

Assuming the reports are true, this is a terrible situation for the Raptors.

Eastern Conference

Pacers Sign Myles Turner to Four-Year, $80 Million Contract Extension

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The Indiana Pacers are signing center Myles Turner to a four-year, $80 million contract extension, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania.

Turner, an ascending player, poured in 12.7 points, 6.4 rebounds, and 1.8 blocks per game last season for Indiana, who with the new contract now protects their investment in building around Turner as their franchise player.

 

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Celtics’ Terry Rozier Rejected Contract Extension Offer

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Boston Celtics guard Terry Rozier rejected a contract extension from the team that would have paid him roughly $12 million annually, according to a report from A. Sherrod Blakely of NBC Sports Boston.

Rozier’s decision to decline the contract offer was a decision made by him and his management team.

“I’m in a great situation,” Rozier said, according to NBC Sports Boston. “My team felt it wasn’t good for me to sign an extension right now. It opens my options a little bit, but I’m focused on what’s happening right now.”

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Knicks’ Kristaps Porzingis Not Expected to Receive Extension Before Deadline

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The New York Knicks are not expected to give Kristaps Porzingis a contract extension before the end of Monday’s deadline, which will make the budding franchise player a restricted free agent next summer, according to ESPN’s Ian Begley.

Porzingis’ season-ending torn ACL and a desire to create as much cap flexibility so they can be major players in next summer’s free agency appear to be the main factors in the team coming to this decision.

 

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