Kawhi Leonard has done everything in his power to essentially request a trade out of San Antonio. For a very long time the Spurs, knowing full well the value of the All-Star, All-Defensive first team wing, were not willing to budge from what they expected in a deal for Leonard. But after a while, the suitors went from teams with a treasure trove of assets in the Los Angeles Lakers, Philadelphia 76ers and Boston Celtics to a bunch of teams just sitting around and waiting for someone to blink.
The Raptors reportedly have stepped up and agreed to a deal for Leonard. Leonard along with Danny Green has been traded to the Toronto Raptors for DeMar DeRozan, Jakob Poeltl and a protected first-round pick.
Following comes from Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
The San Antonio Spurs have agreed to trade Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green to Toronto for DeMar DeRozan, Jakob Poeltl and a protected 2019 first-round pick, league sources tell ESPN.
Toronto’s first-round pick to San Antonio is a protected 1-20 selection. After one year, it becomes two second-round picks.
A trade call with the teams and the NBA league office is scheduled to begin shortly.
Toronto and San Antonio have been talking about the trade for two weeks, and several incarnations of packages have been discussed, league sources said.