Kawhi Leonard Doesn't Want to Play in Toronto

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Toronto Raptors "In The Driver's Seat" For Kawhi Leonard: Report

What was expected to be a bit of a lull in the National Basketball Association offseason was flipped on its head early Wednesday morning with a report that the San Antonio Spurs and Toronto Raptors were engaged in trade talks centered around Kawhi Leonard and DeMar DeRozan.

Should the deal go through, it means DeRozan would head to the Western Conference, where he'll have to battle the player who has stood in his way in the East for years: LeBron James.

"Told one thing and the outcome another", DeRozan said.

According to Charania, the deal is centred on Leonard and Raptors shooting guard DeMar DeRozan. The report adds neither Leonard nor DeRozan are expressing enthusiasm for the trade despite being aware the deal could be imminent.

ESPN says an agreement in principle could be reached as soon as Wednesday. Leonard has financial incentive to play this season, but he can become a free agent next summer, and it doesn't sound like anything he does - or doesn't do - in the next year will temper his market at all.

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As examples, no Blazers package includes Damian Lillard or C.J. McCollum, league sources said.

That would make sense given that the Raptors reportedly told him recently in Las Vegas that they wouldn't trade him. DeRozan was told he would not be traded during a meeting with members of Toronto's front office at summer league in Las Vegas, according to ESPN's Chris Haynes, so his latest Instagram story makes a lot of sense beyond the obvious frustration with being sent away after almost a decade with the franchise. Ain't no loyalty in this game.

"The Toronto Raptors, I think they're in the driver's seat for Kawhi", Windhorst shared.

However, if a deal is completed for Leonard then Toronto will be able to offer him more money than any other team next summer.

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