However Spurs coach Popovich was in no mood to revisit the circumstances of Leonard's departure on Wednesday.
"And one of the reasons is you guys will interpret it any way you want anyway". The playoffs will determine the success of the Kawhi Leonard gambit, but they are putting themselves in good shape to be a legitimate Finals contender.
DeRozan is just the 13th player in Spurs history to produce a triple-double, and it marked the 43rd time that milestone had been reached in San Antonio franchise history.
While others went as far as straight-up hoping for DeMar to go full savage mode and have a monster night against Toronto despite their Raptors fandom. The defence is finally finding some consistency, and when you add it all up, you get six wins in the past eight games and a team that is just now coming into its own. One thing they've considered is playing a tribute for both Leonard and Green together to soften the reaction.
"That's why I probably don't feel it as much now, probably Toronto for sure".More news: Samsung Galaxy A50 to get triple camera, in-display fingerprint sensor
"Take the "fan" hat off for once and put the "player" hat on and see if you will still boo a player".
"We keep saying that all of these games are preparing us for later on down the road, so I hope it's wild and noisy and a close game and all those things that can help us grow as a team".
"I've seen how he's changed his years, and now he's become more of a complete player".
"I got great shooters around me", DeRozan told the National Basketball Association on TNT during his postgame interview. "I wasn't on the end kind of how (DeRozan's trade) went down". We have just got to embrace it.