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Toronto Raptors

Report: Kawhi Leonard to return to Toronto to play the Raptors on Dec. 11 in 2019-20 season

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Kyle Lowry, Kawhi Leonard [NBA Getty Images]

We now know when Kawhi Leonard will make his return to Toronto.

According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, the Raptors will host the LA Clippers on Dec. 11 in the 2019-20 season. Assuming he plays, it will be Leonard's first time playing in Toronto since leaving the franchise in free agency.

Leonard only spent one season with the Raptors, but it was a memorable one. He helped them win the second-most games in the Eastern Conference in the regular season with a career-high 26.6 points per game and led them to their first-ever title with a historic postseason run, culminating in him winning his second championship and Finals MVP award.

Leonard then declined the player option in his contract for the upcoming season, making him an unrestricted free agent. He decided to return home to Los Angeles to play for the Clippers rather than re-sign with the Raptors.

Charania added other notable superstar return games. Kristaps Porzingis will reportedly return to Madison Square Garden on Nov. 14, Mike Conley Jr. will return to Memphis to take on the Grizzlies Nov. 15, both Anthony Davis and Kyrie Irving will return to their former teams on Nov. 27, while Russell Westbrook won't play against the Oklahoma City Thunder until the new year, on Jan. 9.

Yahoo Sports' Chris Haynes also added that Paul George will not make his return to Oklahoma City until Mar. 3, 2019.

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