Vegas Now Considers Raptors Favorite to Land Kawhi Leonard


NBA Insider Chris Sheridan had an interesting story come out on Wednesday regarding the Sixers and Spurs and Philadelphia's pursuit of Kawhi Leonard.

As the Kawhi Leonard saga continues to unfold in San Antonio, the question on everyone's mind is where will he land.

In fact, online sportsbook MyBookie now lists the Toronto Raptors as even money to land the All-Star forward, which is better odds than the Spurs at +400.

It has been reported for months that Kawhi Leonard wants to play for the Lakers and will sign with them as a free agent next summer if he is not traded to Los Angeles sooner, but some have wondered if LeBron James' latest career decision altered Leonard's plans at all.

"The Toronto Raptors also generated buzz as a potential destination for Leonard".

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Recently, trade talks surrounding Kawhi Leonard have cooled since the beginning of free agency.

With LeBron James leaving the Eastern Conference, there is speculation that Masai Ujiri could be inclined to make a bold win-now trade of the magnitude of acquiring Leonard.

It would seem a steep price to move one of the two stars who helped the Raptors earn the top seed in the Eastern Conference, but so far, no other team seems willing to part with anything close to the hypothetical deal the Raptors are offering.

The 76ers' future is incredibly bright, and while Leonard could take the team to new heights, he might not be worth such a massive move given the level of uncertainty.

Leonard, 27, is a two-time Defensive Player of the Year, a two-time All-NBA selection and an NBA Finals MVP. Leonard played in only nine games in 2017-18, scoring 16.2 points a night, well below his average of 25.5 in 2016-17.