Raptors 'Generate Buzz' As Possible Trade Spot For Kawhi Leonard

Jul 13, 2018, 02:38
Raptors 'Generate Buzz' As Possible Trade Spot For Kawhi Leonard

It has only been a few months, but it seems like this saga has been brewing for a billion years.

So, if the "buzz" is real - and I'm not doubting Bontemps - what would the Raptors have to part with in order to land a superstar like Leonard?

When healthy, Leonard proves to be one of the best two-way players in the league.

According to Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer, it is believed that the Sixers would have a hard time getting Buford to leave San Antonio for Philly. Gambling website OddsShark has updated their odds, and the Raptors have pulled into the lead as the most likely trading partner. The Sixers' most realistic package to submit to San Antonio could involve Dario Saric, Robert Covington and the Miami Heat's 2021 unprotected first-round pick.

Who exactly is that realistic for? Leonard's odds of starting the season with the Spurs are the same as his odds of playing for the Raptors in the season opener. However, the Spurs are reportedly asking for two more first-round picks from the Sixers.

"I do believe that the top two picks of all players available in the National Basketball Association to beat the Warriors would be LeBron as my first pick and Kawhi as my second pick".

He is still under contract for the upcoming season so the Spurs don't necessarily have to trade him if they don't want to, unless the price is right.

Despite their worsening relationship with Kawhi Leonard, the Spurs are still hoping that they can get valuable assets that could keep them competitive in the Western Conference.

However, the reported stories say that the Lakers have been unwilling to attach any of their best young players in a trade for Kawhi, and the Celtics' and Sixers' offers have been similar, which opens the door slightly for another team to enter.