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NBA Offseason 2019: July 3-5 roundup

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* Raptors prep their pitch to Leonard
* Report: Warriors pull Cook’s qualifying offer

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 Raptors prepare their pitch for Leonard

The NBA world is waiting for what Kawhi Leonard will decide in free agency. It appears, based on the latest reports, that the road to that choice might be getting just a bit closer.

Last night, ESPN’s Jordan Schultz reported via Twitter that Leonard had his meetings with the Los Angeles Lakers and LA Clippers on Tuesday. Now that those meetings are seemingly out of the way, the incumbent Toronto Raptors appear to be up next to pitch to Leonard.

Getting a true reading on what is true (and what is false) when it comes to Leonard’s move has been tough to gauge since free agency began at 6 p.m. ET on Sunday. But Doug Smith of the Toronto Star — as plugged in a Raptors observe as there is — has some insight on what Toronto may have up its sleeve.

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— 9:40 a.m.

 Warriors reportedly pull Cook’s qualifying offer

As Golden State undergoes a bit of an overhaul this summer, one familiar face may have less of a chance of coming back.

Shams Charania of The Athletic reports the Warriors have pulled Quinn Cook’s qualifying offer, thus making him an unrestricted free agent. The third-year guard has spent the last two seasons in Golden State and was an important reserve last season.

He averaged 6.9 points, 2.1 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 74 games during the season and 4.2 ppg and 1.1 rpg in 17 playoff games, too. 

— 9:24 a.m.

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