Toronto Raptors Current Favorites To Land Kawhi Leonard


The Sixers could offer a combination of young players and drafts picks to the Spurs for Kawhi Leonard.

Kawhi Leonard's hive-mind of his uncle's friends decided that the two-way superstar would be playing in Los Angeles next season, and agreed that Kawhi wouldn't set foot on the court for another team.

According to Bontemps, the Philadelphia 76ers have consistently remained atop the list of teams expected to land Leonard. However, teams like Toronto could look at what happened with Paul George last year, when the Oklahoma City Thunder took a chance by trading for him even though it seemed like he would be a one-year rental.

While LeBron James' free agency period was relatively quick and painless, the National Basketball Association has had its fair share of extended drama with the Kawhi Leonard situation in San Antonio.

One of the suitors appears to be the Toronto Raptors, who are clearly interested in changing the mix after seeing their season end the past two years with series sweeps at the hands of the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The Raptors would risk losing Leonard in a year since he's eligible to become a free agent next summer and reportedly wants to play in Los Angeles.

Acquiring one of Toronto's guards would keep San Antonio competitive in 2018-2019.

San Antonio would receive a pretty promising first-round pick while still adding two players to a team that won almost 50 games last season.

It may not be ideal for the Spurs, but it's one that would get the deal done.

Reports of Toronto as a possible trade partner with San Antonio began to surface earlier in the week.

So the Sixers will have to decide if they want to part with two more first-round picks or see if the Spurs will back off those demands. All in all, it's not a bad deal and not a robbery by any means.