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Kawhi Leonard Laughs At Raptors' Media Day: "I'm A Fun Guy"

After hearing the star forward laugh, it may be clearer now why he prefers not to wear his emotions on his sleeve. I feel like we got more talented because we can go small ball easier, and we can play big with a big team.

Kawhi Leonard broke his silence to the delight of some internet users and the horror of others. Definitely tough it was one of the things that kinda threw me off for about two weeks... Leonard missed all but nine games last season due to a right quadriceps injury that initially flared up last summer and never healed to his satisfaction.

Leonard told reporters he was a "fun guy" who loved the game of basketball.

Leonard joined the Raptors in a summertime blockbuster trade with the San Antonio Spurs.

The architect of the offensive overhaul that saw Toronto dramatically increase its 3-point shooting last season, Nurse suggested there may be more to come this season thanks to the addition of Leonard and Green. Among Leonard's first answers was, "Happy that Danny was coming with me". "... my focus is on this year, this group that I have, and striving to get to a championship".

"Oh, you included me, OK", Green said as he looked past Ujiri at Leonard and confirmed this question was his to take.

DeRozan was a fan favourite in Toronto, but struggled repeatedly at times in the playoffs.

Raptors president Masai Ujiri, who was seated between Leonard and Green, offered his own response when the players were asked how they felt about changing the perception of both the Raptors and the city of Toronto.

"Go back to the tape, can't be tape but I don't ever speak in summers just because I'm out there working and grinding and preparing for next year".

Leonard will be a free agent after this season. "He's great at what he does; he knows how to get guys involved and he knows how to make his teammates better". Toronto got a great player. "He's also very smart, sees things before they come", Leonard said.

"The narrative of not wanting to come to this city is gone", said Ujiri. "I completely understand with us with the trade with DeMar and that effect".

"It's amusing, me and Danny go back a long time, just through him being NY, me being Philly", said Lowry.

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