Report: Kawhi Leonard, Danny Green pass physicals; Leonard to miss USAB minicamp
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Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green have reportedly completed the final step needed in their trade to the Toronto Raptors.
ESPN’s Brian Windhorst reports Leonard and Green have passed their physicals after being traded from the San Antonio Spurs to the Raptors last week.
Kawhi Leonard has passed his physical with the Toronto Raptors, making the blockbuster deal with the San Antonio Spurs official, sources told ESPN.
Danny Green, who was sent to the Raptors with Leonard, and DeMar DeRozan, now with the Spurs, also have passed their physicals.
Green revealed in a podcast on Tuesday that he had been dealing with a torn groin muscle.
The players had a week to report to their teams and pass physicals.
Leonard last played on Jan. 13. He sat out the rest of the season to manage a quad injury and ended up playing only nine games for San Antonio.
Despite previous reports that Leonard was expected to attend this week’s USA Basketball camp, ESPN’s Chris Haynes says the Raptors’ new small forward will not be in attendance.
Leonard will reportedly spend the week preparing to transition to his new team.
The minicamp begins on Wednesday and will feature practices at UNLV on Thursday and Friday. Thirty-five NBA players were invited to attend as members of the 2018-20 USA National Team roster.
Leonard skipping camp means there won’t be a reunion of sorts anytime soon between he and coach Gregg Popovich, who is leading the National Team. Popovich will, however, get a first-look at his new shooting guard DeMar DeRozan, as the San Antonio Spurs’ new guard is expected to report to camp.