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Raptors make calculated gamble in blockbuster Kawhi Leonard trade with Spurs

6 monthes ago   |   By USA Today

The Toronto Raptors took a significant gamble in dealing away DeMar DeRozan for Kawhi Leonard, who played just nine games last season.
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DeMar DeRozan-Kawhi Leonard trade: Spurs give former Raptors star chance to become undeniably elite

DeMar DeRozan-Kawhi Leonard trade: Spurs give former Raptors star chance to become undeniably elite

6 monthes ago   |   By CBSSports

The All-Star might be hurt leaving the Raptors, but going to San Antonio could be the best thing for his career
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Report: Jakob Poeltl traded to San Antonio - Jakob Poeltl | SA

6 monthes ago   |   By Rotoworld

Jakob Poeltl has been traded to the Spurs as part of the Kawhi Leonard deal.
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All-Star DeMar DeRozan unhappy with Kawhi Leonard trade, but can Spurs smooth it over?

All-Star DeMar DeRozan unhappy with Kawhi Leonard trade, but can Spurs smooth it over?

6 monthes ago   |   By USA Today

DeMar DeRozan isn't pleased about being traded by Toronto, but as one person close to the All-Star told USA TODAY Sports, the former Raptor is a true professional.
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Report: Kawhi Leonard could sit out next season

6 monthes ago   |   By Yardbarke

The verdict has finally been handed down in the Kawhi Leonard saga. For at least one year, Leonard will be north of the border to play for the 59-win Toronto Raptors. After expressing serious interest in the Lakers, Leonard is reportedly not interested in playing for Toronto at all. According to Sean Deveney of Sporting News, Leonard could sit out this season.And, league sources told Sporting News, Leonard has no interest in playing for the Raptors. There have been indications that he would sit out the entire season if necessary, and though that step would be drastic and unprecedented in...
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Kawhi Leonard Reportedly Could Sit Out, Has 'No Interest' in Raptors After Trade

6 monthes ago   |   By Bleacher Report

The Toronto Raptors acquired superstar Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green on Wednesday, sending the San Antonio Spurs DeMar DeRozan, Jakob Poeltl and a 2019 protected first-rounder in the summer's biggest blockbuster trade...
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Report: Leonard could sit out instead of playing for Raptors

6 monthes ago   |   By Yardbarke

The NBA world was thrown for a loop Wednesday morning when the San Antonio Spurs traded star forward Kawhi Leonard to the Toronto Raptors in a four-player swap .Toronto had been linked to Leonard more than other team, especially with the Philadelphia 76ers and Los Angeles Lakers recently bowing out of the race.An impending free agent, this move was extra risky for Toronto. It yielded All-Star guard DeMar DeRozan in the deal. And there's no guarantee that Leonard will re-sign with the Raptors.Now, according to Sean Deveney of the Sporting News, there's a chance that Leonard could sit out...
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Kawhi goes to Raptors, DeRozan goes to Spurs

Kawhi goes to Raptors, DeRozan goes to Spurs

6 monthes ago   |   By Fox Sports

The Kawhi Leonard saga in San Antonio is finally over.
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Report: Kawhi Leonard could sit out entire season with Raptors

6 monthes ago   |   By Yardbarke

Kawhi Leonard is said to have no interest in playing for the Raptors, and the star forward could reportedly go to extreme measures to make his new team regret acquiring him in a trade.According to Sean Deveney of the Sporting News, Leonard is so adamant about not playing for the Raptors that he may consider sitting out the entire 2018-2019 season.And, league sources told Sporting News, Leonard has no interest in playing for the Raptors. There have been indications that he would sit out the entire season if necessary, and though that step would be drastic and unprecedented in today's game...
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Kawhi Leonard-DeMar DeRozan trade: The players by the numbers

Kawhi Leonard-DeMar DeRozan trade: The players by the numbers

6 monthes ago   |   By Sporting News

The stats, courtesy of Opta, show both teams are receiving All-Star-caliber players who made an impact on the teams they're leaving.
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Raptors clear winners in Leonard-DeRozan trade with Spurs

6 monthes ago   |   By Sportsnet


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Kawhi Leonard trade: Raptors, Spurs reach deal involving DeMar DeRozan, report says

6 monthes ago   |   By CBSSports

Leonard reportedly has no desire in playing Toronto and has his sights set on playing in L.A. next year
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Kawhi Leonard traded to Raptors; DeMar DeRozan headed to Spurs

Kawhi Leonard traded to Raptors; DeMar DeRozan headed to Spurs

6 monthes ago   |   By Sporting News

Leonard, when healthy, can replace DeRozan's impact and then some, but he played only nine games last season.
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AP sources: Leonard going to Raptors, DeRozan going to Spurs

AP sources: Leonard going to Raptors, DeRozan going to Spurs

6 monthes ago   |   By Fox Sports

San Antonio has traded 2014 NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard to Toronto for four-time All-Star DeMar DeRozan in a blockbuster deal.
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With Kawhi Leonard trade, Raptors land on wrong side of line between hope, desperation

With Kawhi Leonard trade, Raptors land on wrong side of line between hope, desperation

6 monthes ago   |   By Sporting News

Under normal circumstances, trading for a star like Kawhi Leonard would be tremendous win for the Raptors. These are not normal circumstances, however.
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Skip Bayless reacts to the Spurs trading Kawhi Leonard to the Raptors for DeMar DeRozan

Skip Bayless reacts to the Spurs trading Kawhi Leonard to the Raptors for DeMar DeRozan

6 monthes ago   |   By Fox Sports

In his reaction to the San Antonio spurs trading Kawhi Leonard to the Toronto Raptors for DeMar DeRozan, Skip Bayless reveals his thoughts on the trade.
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Winners, Losers and Takeaways from Raptors-Spurs Trade for Kawhi Leonard

6 monthes ago   |   By Bleacher Report

Kawhi Leonard and DeMar DeRozan are trading places. The San Antonio Spurs have ended a monthslong standoff with their disgruntled star by agreeing to deal him and Danny Green to ...
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Grading the Kawhi Leonard for DeMar DeRozan trade: Raptors win big; Spurs try to stay decent

6 monthes ago   |   By CBSSports

The Spurs sent Leonard and Danny Green to the Raptors for DeRozan, Jakob Poeltl and a protected 2019 first-round pick
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Ex-teammate: DeRozan was ‘stabbed in the back' by Raptors

6 monthes ago   |   By Yardbarke

DeMar DeRozan is reportedly upset that the Toronto Raptors are sending him to the San Antonio Spurs as part of a trade for Kawhi Leonard, and at least one of his former teammates feels he has every right to be.Veteran guard Lou Williams, who was with Toronto for the 2013-2014 season, wrote on Twitter Wednesday morning that DeRozan got “stabbed in the back” by the Raptors. The Raptors reportedly met with DeRozan within the last few weeks and assured him he would not be traded this offseason. According to NBA reporter David Aldridge, DeRozan is “extremely upset” that the franchise he has...
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Kawhi Leonard-DeMar DeRozan trade: Spurs star has no desire to play for Raptors, per report

6 monthes ago   |   By CBSSports

Leonard reportedly lobbied hard to go to a few other teams, so this trade result isn't ideal
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