Leonard had a mysterious injury that caused him to sit out during the previous season, and no one seemed to know which player he would become when he returned. As if that wasn’t enough, Leonard was in the final year of the contract, meaning the Raptors might not have enough time to find out. That’s a lot of motivation for them to prioritize Leonard’s health over everything. They need to do everything in their power to make sure he reaches the peak in the playoffs. Under the care of Alex McKechnie, a Scottish sports scientist in shock with white hair, the Raptors built a radical plan for their star player: They played him less.