The saga surrounding Kawhi Leonard’s destination for the 2018-19 seasons appears to over, with the San Antonio Spurs and Toronto Raptors agreeing in principle to a trade centered around the unhappy forward and All-Star guard DeMar DeRozan.
Spurs have agree 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. Trade call with league office is starting shortly.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 18, 2018
Adrian Wojnarowski and Chris Haynes of ESPN reported that the two teams were close to a deal early Wednesday morning. The report also notes the two main players in question are not happy about their new destinations.
Leonard and DeRozan are both aware that an agreement could be imminent, and neither is expressing enthusiasm for the deal, league sources said.
Kawhi Leonard has no desire to play in Toronto, league source tells ESPN.— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) July 18, 2018
On Tuesday, Wojnarowski and Ramona Shelburne suggested the Blazers had made a call to the Spurs in the hopes of discussing a Leonard trade, but refused to put Damian Lillard or CJ McCollum on the table.
As has been widely reported, Leonard, who played just nine games for San Antonio this season, plans to sign with the Lakers when his contract ends in 2019.
DeRozan has three years and $83 million left on his contract but can opt out in 2020.