Kawhi Leonard is heading to Toronto after being traded to the Raptors. The Raptors also acquired Danny green (8.6ppg, 3.6rpg, 1.6 ast). The San Antonio Spurs, their trading partner for this trade, acquired DeMar Derozen, Jakob Poeltl, and a protected 2019 first-round pick. Last season, PoeltI averaged 6.9 ppg, 4.8 rpg and 0.7 assists last season with the Raptors. - Leonard made it clear in the past that he wanted to play for the Los Angeles Lakers, but the deal never materialized. The Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers also were in the running for Leonard before this deal was agreed upon. Apparently the lakers were not willing to give up any young starts like Brandon Ingram, lonzo ball and others along with 76ers not wanting to give up fultz for the former DPOY Kawhi Leonard. - Leonard played in just nine games after suffering a quadriceps injury before the 2017-18 season getting underway. He averaged 16.2 ppg, 4.7 rpg, and 2.3 assists while shooting 46.8 percent from the field in those nine games. Raptors are able to offer Leonard a five-year, $190 million contract next summer. Though it is a very slim chance he will resign with the team, if he decides to leave the Raptors he can sign a four-year, $141 million deal with another team. That team will be most likely the Lakers if he decides to play alongside lebron james. DeRozan still has three years and $83 million left on his current contract and could be a huge pickup for the 5 time nba champions the san Antonio Spurs. - Now that Leonard's negativity out of the picture. Reports say that Kawhi is "warming up to the idea" of playing with the Raptors. A franchise that released one of if not the greatest shooting guard in the franchise history AND fired the coach of the year Dwane Casey. Right now it looks like the Raptors have 0 sense of direction as to what they are doing but it seems like they will need to rebuild sooner or later. - Who won the trade in your opinion? What do you think of this trade.
#tb to last Nov when @meems012 and I met Deebo and Yak 😊➡️ SO MUCH love and respect to DeMar DeRozan, who showed heart and unwavering loyalty to an often overlooked basketball city (Alonzo Mourning, anyone). We couldn't have asked for a better ambassador 🙏💔 #classact#mvp Hope they both #proveem in San Antonio!