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moremilk
Northern Neighbour wrote:


The author is a terrible writer who draws unsubstantiated conclusions from other reporter's work. The title is nothing more than click-bait since no one has said Leonard will re-sign with Toronto, and the guy offers no sources of his own. 


True, it's a rehash of the Grange ( I believe) piece on Sportsnet. Doesn't change anything though, the message is legit, for whatever that's worth
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'trane
doesn't this all come from bobby webster saying that they liked having a full season to recruit, that they have a good relationship with kawhi, and that they like their chances?  I mean what else is he going to say?  and then the media just runs with it, creates a much bigger story, and publishes click bait articles like this.  "increasingly confident" is a long way away from "expected to turn down huge offers to stay in toronto", but I don't think anything additional was said.  just a bunch of speculative opinions.
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moremilk
I think this was the original source

http://redirect.viglink.com/?format=go&jsonp=vglnk_155370516646514&key=ccc2217bc2b75c4bdf5f7e57267f0464&libId=jtrfxqvv010009xy000MAoiwftod5&loc=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.torontoraptorsforum.com%2Fpost%2Fraptors-ramblings-%25E2%2580%2593-bring-on-the-201819-season-9861348%3Fpid%3D1308138483&v=1&out=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.tsn.ca%2Fraptors-increasingly-confident-they-can-keep-kawhi-1.1279582&ref=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.torontoraptorsforum.com%2F%3Fforum%3D449742&title=Raptors%20Ramblings%20%E2%80%93%20Bring%20on%20the%202018-19%20Season%20-%20Toronto%20Raptors%20Forum&txt=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.tsn.ca%2Fraptors-increasingly-confident-they-can-keep-kawhi-1.1279582
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'trane


Ya and even that is basically just based on what bobby Webster said, plus a few quotes from kawhi, and just watching the team.  That's still a super long way away from  "expected to turn down huge offers to stay in toronto"
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moremilk
'trane wrote:


Ya and even that is basically just based on what bobby Webster said, plus a few quotes from kawhi, and just watching the team.  That's still a super long way away from  "expected to turn down huge offers to stay in toronto"


Hopefully not that long - but yeah, the narcity article was just trash clickbait
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Northern Neighbour
'trane wrote:
doesn't this all come from bobby webster saying that they liked having a full season to recruit, that they have a good relationship with kawhi, and that they like their chances?  I mean what else is he going to say?  and then the media just runs with it, creates a much bigger story, and publishes click bait articles like this.  "increasingly confident" is a long way away from "expected to turn down huge offers to stay in toronto", but I don't think anything additional was said.  just a bunch of speculative opinions.


I'm not sure the Narcity guy could be considered "media", as the site is more like a blog.

Milky, Lewenberg was the last to write about the Raptors being confident they can re-sign Leonard, but Zwelling or Zarum (could have been Grange) I think has written about the subject. Regardless, no one has definitely said Leonard will re-sign like the Narcity guy. 
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LX
I had expected way more crap like that throughout the season.

I wonder how much the reasonable media attention could play into his decision. There’s been enough of a spotlight, and a much better focus on the game rather than manufactured drama or a need to personally step into the spotlight off the court. There might just be the right sort of comfortable balance.
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elT
LX wrote:
I had expected way more crap like that throughout the season.

I wonder how much the reasonable media attention could play into his decision. There’s been enough of a spotlight, and a much better focus on the game rather than manufactured drama or a need to personally step into the spotlight off the court. There might just be the right sort of comfortable balance.


We should send thank you letters to Lakers, Celtics and Pelicans for creating more than enough drama so satisfy media's appetite. The earth is flat in Hollywood as the brow loses face!
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