​Discussions surrounding Kawhi Leonard's upcoming free agency in 2019 seemingly never end, but a new development in this basketball saga has been released on Sunday.


Per sources, people who are close to Leonard think there is a good chance he will re-sign with Toronto after his current contract ends.


This is a surprising piece of news, considering that reports recently surfaced that Leonard has been trying to ​convince other NBA superstars to sign with him in either Brooklyn or Los Angeles.


Leonard only played in nine games for the San Antonio Spurs in 2017-18 due to injury. San Antonio's medical staff declared that Leonard could have returned around the NBA All-Star break in February or in early March, but Kawhi did not feel up to it and wound up sitting out the entire season.


Due to the ​tension between Leonard and the Spurs front office, he was traded to "The 6" with Danny Green for DeMar DeRozan, Jakob Poeltl, and a 2019 first round pick in one of the biggest blockbuster trades in NBA history.


Aside from his behavior off the court, Leonard is widely regarded as a top-five player in the association when healthy. The superstar forward was the 2014 NBA Finals MVP, is a two-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year, and two-time member of the All-NBA First Team.