Kawhi Leonard doesn’t want to play for Raptors

Kawhi Leonard

GETTYKawhi Leonard can be offered the supermax contract by the San Antonio Spurs

"I think they're in the driver's seat for Kawhi because I think the Lakers have given up, the Sixers have given up", Windhorst said.

Waiting for Leonard in free agency is a unsafe game for the Lakers as seen just a few weeks ago with Paul George.

Leonard played just nine games last season with the injury, but has been among the top players in the league since he was drafted in 2011.

Lowe, by the way, said he'd offer DeMar DeRozan, Pascal Siakam, and a first-round pick, while Windhorst (hilariously) demanded OG Anunoby as the podcast went off the air. Leonard was one of 35 players invited to participate in the camp, which will be led by Spurs coach Gregg Popovich.

According to ESPN's Chris Haynes, Leonard isn't too keen on playing for the franchise north of the border.

Last week we covered the two fundamental risks involved in dealing for Leonard.

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Leonard is also reportedly intent on moving to Los Angeles in the summer of 2019, meaning Toronto would be banking on getting the best of the 27-year-old's services in just one year before he departs via free agency for the Lakers or the Clippers.

When it became clear Leonard and the Spurs had reached a breaking point in their relationship, and Leonard's camp suggested he won't step in the San Antonio locker room again, three teams were front-and-centre in early trade rumours.

In the report, the Raptors are listed along with the Los Angeles Clippers, Denver Nuggets, Phoenix Suns, Portland Trailblazers and Washington Wizards as teams who have been in talks with the Spurs thus far.

The Raptors aren't the only team that has called about Leonard of late.

The Spurs have likewise been apprehensive in searching for a deal, reports Wojnarowski. The hope they once had for landing the All-Star forward is gone. "San Antonio has been determined in demanding a sizable return on Leonard".

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