The Toronto Raptors are clearly trying to calm down with star striker Kawhi Leonard. After the first two games of the season, in which Leonard played over 35 minutes against the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Boston Celtics, the Raptors have decided that they will rest Leonard on Saturday. The Raptors will be surprisingly starless in the match against the Washington Wizards after the ESPN match Adrian Wojnarowski
Leonard has made an impressive start to the season for his new team. On Wednesday night he scored against the Cavs, scoring a double-double with 24 points and 12 rebounds in 37 minutes. The Toronto crowd was thrilled with the arrival of their new superstar as it did not hold anything back during its debut.
He pursued his Raptor debut with another stellar performance against arguably the best Eastern Conference dog in the Boston Celtics. Leonard led the team to a status win with 31 points, 10 rebounds and three assists. Leonard already receives MVP chants from his regular audience for his dominant game through two games.
However, the Raptors will remain cautious with their veteran superstar. With Leonard missing out on injury last season, the Raptors will undoubtedly take time off Leonard and avoid straining him.
It was a shocking news for many fans who did not expect him to have a rest day so early, but the Raptors are taking a different path than expected. We'll see Toronto get by without Leonard in the lineup when they face the Washington Wizards on Saturday night.