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Report: Raptors finalizing deal to acquire Kawhi Leonard

No, you’re not still sleeping. Kawhi Leonard is going to become a Raptor, according to Adrian Wojnarowski. The reported deal centers around DeMar DeRozan.

According to the story with Wojnarowski and Chris Haynes, “Toronto and San Antonio have been talking about the trade for two weeks, and several incarnations of packages have been discussed, league sources said.”

Many are expressing doubts that Kawhi would ever re-sign here, which are only heightened by this excerpt of the report: “Leonard and DeRozan are both aware that an agreement could be imminent, and neither is expressing enthusiasm for the deal, league sources said.”

The move brings in perhaps the greatest player to ever wear a Raptor uniform for the most accomplished Raptor ever. It’s a franchise-altering deal with many risks, but given recent playoff failures, was clearly a risk that Masai Ujiri was willing to take.

 

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