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Rumor: Kawhi Leonard bought property in Toronto

2019 NBA Finals - Game One

TORONTO, ONTARIO - MAY 30: Kawhi Leonard #2 of the Toronto Raptors reacts against the Golden State Warriors in the second quarter during Game One of the 2019 NBA Finals at Scotiabank Arena on May 30, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

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Kawhi Leonard, according to one report, will re-sign with the Raptors on a short-term deal.

Here’s corroborating evidence.

Michael Landsberg of TSN:

What we’ve heard is that he’s purchased a property in Toronto.
We’ve heard this now from two different sources, indicating that there’s something there.

A player buying a house in a certain market is a classic free-agency rumor. It’s often untrue.

Sometimes, it’s true but misconstrued. Players sometimes live somewhere other than where their team is located.

But Leonard probably didn’t buy a property in Toronto unless he’s re-signing with the Raptors. He’s not leaving for the Clippers then spending his offseasons in Toronto.

Did Leonard actually buy a place in Toronto? I don’t know. But the possibility of this report being true is intriguing. These tidbits can reveal a player’s plan.

After hearing this, I’d nudge the odds of Leonard re-signing slightly higher. But this still remains a great unknown.