Report: Raptors' Kawhi Leonard is working without any limitations

San Antonio Spurs v Memphis Grizzlies - Game Four

If there was one concern which Toronto Raptors fans had about Kawhi Leonard besides his future it's just how healthy is the forward entering the 2018-19 season.

Leonard missed most of last season with the San Antonio Spurs due to problems with his hamstring. He actually only played in nine games in the 2017-18 season.

Many Raptors fans were concerned that the same problems could arise for them this season as well.

However, if reports are to be believed, this won't be the case at all.

According to Amico Hoops, Leonard is reportedly "100 percent" and has looked "remarkable" at recent workouts.

He is reportedly working without limitations and is fully recovered from the quad issue that limited him to just nine games last season, which will be music to Raptors fan's ears.

Kawhi Leonard will play for the Raptors this season

Still, many people will still want to see a strong training camp and preseason by Leonard before eliminating any concerns that he could be a liability towards Toronto making the playoffs in 2018-19.

The Eastern Conference has opened up this summer thanks to the departure of LeBron James from the Cleveland Cavaliers, and the Raptors could take full advantage of that after being eliminated by the King in the postseason over recent years.

The Raptors have a great chance of making their first NBA Finals appearance in franchise history this season with Leonard on their team, but that'll only count if he is able to make it to the court.

Kawhi Leonard will play for the Raptors this season

Toronto may have to prove that they're a future Finals team if they are to try and convince Kawhi to stay put next summer and sign a new deal, rather than hit free agency where a bunch of suitors awaits him.

Leonard is still one of the best two-way players in the NBA, so playing this season for the Raptors will be important to him to not only prove that, but to also earn the deal he desires next summer. He'll need to be healthy for that to happen and in order to earn the best contract possible.

CLICK HERE to listen to Episode Two of the new GiveMeSport NBA podcast, featuring New York Times senior writer Marc Stein. Subscribe for all future episodes.

News Now - Sport News