TORONTO, Canada — Newly acquired Toronto Raptors forward, Kawhi Leonard, penned a thank you letter to the San Antonio Spurs organization, coach Gregg Popovich and the team’s fans.
Leonard, a two-time All-Star in seven seasons with the Spurs and Finals MVP in 2014, submitted the letter to the San Antonio Express-News.
In his letter, Leonard praised Popovich, saying he will “always be grateful for my growth under your guidance.”
“Through all the ups and downs — I’m glad there were many more ups! — I’ll never forget what we have shared and accomplished together,” Leonard wrote.
“While I’m looking forward to the next chapter in my career, I’ll always remember the city and the people of San Antonio!”
He was traded to the Raptors in July, along with Danny Green, in exchange for DeMar DeRozan, Jakob Poeltl and a protected 2019 first-round pick.