Kawhi Leonard, Danny Green traded to Toronto for DeMar DeRozan
The Toronto Raptors have reached agreement in principle to acquire San Antonio’s Kawhi Leonard for a package that includes All-Star guard DeMar DeRozan, KSAT-TV reported league sources told ESPN.
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski said San Antonio has agreed to trade Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green to Toronto for DeMar DeRozan, center Jakob Poeltl and a protected 2019 first-round pick.
Reports of Toronto as a possible trade partner with San Antonio surfaced earlier in the week, with oddsmakers in Las Vegas saying they were even money favorites to land Leonard.
DeRozan, 29, averaged 23 points and 5.2 assists per game last season and is under contract for the next two seasons.
ESPN says Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri is making the trade with the belief he can talk Kawhi into staying with the Raptors in free agency. Leonard’s camp has been making it clear he would like to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers next summer.
ESPN’s Zach Lowe reported on July 5 that a possible Spurs-Leonard deal surrounding DeRozan was possible.