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Kawhi 'seriously considering re-signing' with Raptors

Kawhi Leonard of the Toronto Raptors celebrates his teams win over the Golden State Warriors in Game 6 to win the 2019 NBA Finals.
Kawhi Leonard of the Toronto Raptors celebrates his teams win over the Golden State Warriors in Game 6 to win the 2019 NBA Finals. - Larry Wong/Postmedia

Everyone wants Kawhi.

With NBA free agency quickly approaching, everyone is doing whatever they can to land Raptors star Kawhi Leonard, a  two-time NBA finals MVP.

Leonard is “seriously considering re-signing with the Raptors,” Yahoo Sports reported . Kawhi declined his $21.3 million player option this past weekend, making him an unrestricted free agent.

The Raptors have the option to offer Leonard a five-year deal, maxing out at $190 million, and are the only team able to do so. Other teams can offer Kawhi a four-year deal at $140 million.

That hasn’t stopped fans of other teams from doing their part to persuade Kawhi to leave Toronto.

In a move to recruit Leonard to the Los Angeles Clippers, two unbranded billboards urging him to leave the Raptors have sprung up in Los Angeles.

One billboard features a California licence plate with Leonard’s name on it and the second proclaims Leonard “King of SoCal (southern California).”

Reports in the past have indicated Leonard — a Los Angeles native to attended San Diego State University — wants to play for the Clippers.

Leonard, meanwhile, signed a sponsorship deal over the weekend with Canadian based cargo airline Cargojet.

The airline is based in Ontario and announced the deal in an Instagram post. The airline is the same one that announced a partnership with Drake this past May.

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