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Raptors become favorite to acquire Kawhi Leonard from San Antonio Spurs

13 July, 2018, 02:40 | Author: Carla Brady
  • Kyle Lowry and Kawhi Leonard

They have better odds than the Spurs, better odds than the Lakers, betters odds than the 76ers, better odds than the Celtics, better odds than every other team.

According to Tim Bontemps of the Washington Post, the Raptors have "generated buzz" in the Kawhi Leonard sweepstakes. ESPN's Brian Windhorst then said in an appearance on SN 590 The Fan Wednesday that National Basketball Association executives believe the Raptors are one of the best positioned teams to make a play for Leonard.

In any case, it seems like a good idea to proceed with caution as there have been plenty of rumors circling Leonard this offseason with not a whole lot of results thus far.

While there's been no concrete reporting that Toronto is actively trying to break up their starting backcourt, there's been plenty of speculation that the team would look to trade one of their All-Stars. But, in the latest development, there's been some interesting movement on the betting front, as the Toronto Raptors now have the best odds to start next season with the superstar forward on their roster.




Acquiring one of Toronto's guards would keep San Antonio competitive in 2018-2019. That is, assuming the Spurs would be interested in such a deal.

Many outlets began reporting in June that the 26-year-old has a strong desire to play for the Lakers as he's a native of Los Angeles, but trade talks have stalled between the two Western Conference rivals.

San Antonio is expected to trade Leonard at some point, but they could hold out for a few months as they look to get a desirable offer.

ESPN's Zach Lowe reported July 5 on a possible Spurs-Leonard deal surrounding DeRozan as well with possibly rookie OG Anunoby and a first-round pick attached.

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