Raptors, Kawhi in communication from Day 1
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It's no secret that Kawhi Leonard will be one of the most sought-after free agents this offseason.

The Toronto Raptors star is expected to opt out of his current contract at season's end and has no shortage of suitors, including the Los Angeles Clippers, who've reportedly sent an employee to a majority of the Raptors' games.

But the Raptors aren't concerned with what the Clippers or any other team are doing to court the two-time All-Star.

"I think the bigger thing we kind of hang our hat on is we know who we are as an organization and the things we can provide," GM Bobby Webster said during an appearance on TSN's "First Up," according to The Athletic's Blake Murphy. "We focus more on what we're doing with Kawhi, how he's adjusting and liking it here, obviously his health and his integration into the team. As you guys have seen, the growth of him from game one until now has been great, and we expect more."

Since Leonard's first meeting with the club last July, the organization has been in communication with him, trying to understand his top needs.

"I think the biggest things are keeping him healthy," Webster said. "I think he said it from day one that health is of utmost important to him, so being attentive, listening, pushing him, all the things that you'd want to do with your own health for your long-term future.

"We think that our medical staff is the best that there is in the NBA and that's a huge advantage for us," Webster added. "... And then what happens on the court. Winning and him growing and getting better and the team getting better, and this team having a chance to make some serious noise, those are huge."

Leonard is averaging career highs in points (26.3) and rebounds (8.4) through 24 games played this season.

Entering Wednesday, the Raptors own the league's best record at 23-9.

Raptors, Kawhi in communication from Day 1
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