Raptors' Leonard focused on this season, not future

Kawhi Leonard makes first appearance in Raptors jersey, expected to be ready for season

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

"You got to look forward and we have a talented team that I'm looking forward to playing with", Aldridge said. Earlier in the media day, Leonard said he was a "fun guy" and said reporters needed to ask more questions for him to show that.

As to his time with the Spurs, Leonard said he didn't have any regrets, but didn't dive into the drama surrounding his exit. The discord grew between Leonard and the Spurs, which prompted the team to trade Leonard and Danny Green to Toronto for DeMar DeRozan.

Without any word from Leonard - even given his well-earned reputation as a guy who lets his considerable game do the talking for him - it was too easy to assume the worst.

"Going into the season, I'm getting more and more comfortable and excited for everything coming", Murray said.

Leonard, who is a free agent after this season, didn't offer any hints about whether he will be a Raptor past this season. You know I want to do great things, so I'm going to make sure I put my all effort on the court each and every night.

Aldridge described the current incarnation of the Spurs as "more talented" than last year's squad, which featured Leonard for just nine games as he recovered from a quadriceps injury.

But for the most part, and by most part we mean the vast majority of questions lobbed towards the three-man podium, Leonard was the focus. He puts in hours and puts the work in. You never hear from me.

"The narrative of not wanting to come to this city is gone", the Raptors president said with as much force as he mustered on any topic all Media Day. "It's a great organization and I was happy Danny was coming with me". I played in open gym with him.

The Toronto Raptors are sick of being perceived as a team that National Basketball Association players don't want to play for. DeRozan's close relationship with Toronto's Kyle Lowry is well-known, but says the reason he was so tight with his former Raptors' backcourt mate is because of Gay bringing them together.

"My focus is on this year, striving to win a championship", Leonard, who was officially introduced as a member of his new club on Monday, told reporters. "One thing about me is I've always been prepared to come in, work, and try to win a championship".

With Leonard along for the ride this season, that goal might be within reach for the Raptors. Then we can go small and I'm at 5 and Rudy [Gay is] at 4. Believe in this city, believe in yourself.

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