Leonard has made it known that he is hellbent on signing in Los Angeles next season, but Paul George said that last summer before he was traded to the Thunder, too.
The 76ers are willing to walk away from the Kawhi Leonard sweepstakes.
It's probably a longshot, but it is interesting to see that Toronto is being talked about alongside National Basketball Association heavyweights like the Los Angeles Lakers - Leonard's preferred choice - the Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers. San Antonio does not appear to be urged to make a move right now.
It's looking like Leonard is going to be on the Spurs for a while longer, at least.
Leonard is a former NBA Finals MVP, winning the award at age 22 when the Spurs defeated LeBron's Miami Heat team in the 2015 Finals. It's part of the never-ending saga that began in January, when the idea of poor communication between Leonard and the organization surfaced. These include a previous report from GetMoreSports that suggested DeRozan could possibly head to the Los Angeles Lakers and play for his hometown team, though Complex noted that he recently shut down a Lakers fan who had approached him and asked him to play for the team. "That's the only Eastern Conference team he would consider if they're able to put a package together". His most desirable destination would be one of the Los Angeles teams, seeing as how Leonard is an L.A. resident - preferably the Clippers now that James has taken over the Lakers half of the city. The problem, however, is both Boston and Philadelphia are keeping their top players "off limits" as per ESPN. While those are the two players the Spurs would want from Philly, they are believed to be asking for three future first-round picks.
As the Kawhi Leonard trade rumblings continue to unfold, the Washington Post's Tim Bontemps surmises that the Toronto Raptors have "generated buzz" as a potential landing spot for the San Antonio Spurs' beleaguered star.