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When does Kawhi Leonard return to San Antonio?

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Kawhi Leonard, Demar Derozan [NBA Getty Images]

On July 18, 2018, the Toronto Raptors acquired all-star forward Kawhi Leonard and shooting guard Danny Green from the San Antonio Spurs in exchange for all-star guard DeMar DeRozan, Jakob Poeltl and a protected 2019 first-round pick.

The first round pick is 1-20 protected and will turn in to two second round picks after one year if the protection upholds.

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Both teams swapping their franchise players has turned this matchup in to two of the most highly anticipated games of the season. So when does Leonard return to San Antonio?

Thursday, January 3rd

On Thursday, January 3rd, Leonard and the Raptors travel to San Antonio to take on DeRozan and the Spurs. The game is set for 8 p.m. eastern time and will be televised on TNT. This is the first of their two matchups this season, with both games appearing on national TV.

Equally as anticipated is DeRozan's return to Toronto. The four-time all-star spent his first nine seasons in the NBA with the Raptors. So when does this matchup go down?

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Friday, February 22nd

On Friday, February 22nd at 7 p.m. eastern time, the Raptors will take on the Spurs at Scotiabank Arena. This game will be broadcasted on ESPN.

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