Raptors 'Generate Buzz' As Possible Trade Spot For Kawhi Leonard

Lakers trade target Kawhi Leonard favored to play for Raptors next season			Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

Any team that takes Leonard does not have the guarantee that he will stay past the 2018-19 season, given the player option that sits for the 2019-20 campaign. In fact, Toronto is a massive favorite to be future home for the 27-year-old.

The recruitment of Kawhi Leonard, who is still on the Spurs, has been a long, unusual road. "Yes, but nothing's changed from Kawhi's side", Carter said.

Does that mean Pau Gasol will be playing for the Sixers next season? The James-led Cleveland Cavaliers have eliminated the Raptors in each of the past three post-seasons, so even a one-year rental of Leonard could lead Masai Ujiri and Co.to pull the trigger.

As the race to land the disgruntled San Antonio Spurs big man has stretched from days into weeks and now more than a month, what once seemed a certainty that he would be headed to the Los Angeles Lakers has become an open question.

"The Sixers' most realistic package to submit to San Antonio could involve Dario Saric, Robert Covington and the Miami Heat's 2021 unprotected first-round pick", The Inquirer's Keith Pompey writes.

The NBA offseason is far from over, and Leonard is the biggest remaining piece of the puzzle.

Despite being arguably the best two-way player in basketball, there's great risk that comes with making a deal for Leonard. It wouldn't surprise me in the slightest if Gasol ended up being a buyout candidate with roster spots still looking tight. Despite reports connecting at least a half-dozen teams, the most recent reports say the Raptors have the strongest chance to land him, and betting outfits seem to agree, according to Twitter.

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