Per Wojnarowski and Shelburne, "San Antonio has been determined in demanding a sizeable return on Leonard". After missing all but nine games during the 2017-18 season with a quad injury, Leonard is reportedly unhappy with the organization regarding his medical treatment. Leonard is in the final year of his contract and it is widely known that his priority is to play in Los Angeles, preferably for the Lakers.
As well as the 76ers and Lakers, the Boston Celtics and LA Clippers were among the suitors for the two-time Defensive Player of the Year.
However, the Spurs' talks with the Lakers have hit a lull.
The Raptors are coming off a No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference for the first time in franchise history but have made a habit of disappointing in the playoffs.
The Raptors have inserted themselves in the conversation. He took to Instagram late in the night, writing in a three-part post "Told one thing & the outcome another".
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The Raptors could build a trade for Leonard centered around DeMar DeRozan and some combination of OG Anunoby, Pascal Siakam and future draft pick compensation.
Reports of Toronto as a possible trade partner with San Antonio began to surface earlier in the week, with oddsmakers in Las Vegas saying they were even money favorites to land Leonard.
Ujiri will make the deal with a determination that he can sell Leonard on re-signing with the Raptors next summer in free agency, sources said. It's a big risk - Leonard is already walking away from the super max that only the Spurs can offer by asking for a trade, and so while the Raptors will acquire his full Bird rights in a deal and will be able to exceed the cap to re-sign him next summer, there's little indication he'll do anything but head west. The potential deal would bring Leonard, one of the NBA's top players when healthy, to Toronto and send an All-NBA and All-Star caliber player in DeRozan to the Spurs.