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Raptors, Spurs finalizing Kawhi Leonard trade involving DeMar DeRozan

Raptors, Spurs finalizing Kawhi Leonard trade involving DeMar DeRozan 5:00 AM ET Adrian Wojnarowski Chris HaynesClose Chris HaynesESPN Staff...

Raptors, Spurs finalizing Kawhi Leonard trade involving DeMar DeRozan

5:00 AM ET
  • Adrian Wojnarowski
  • Chris HaynesCloseChris HaynesESPN Staff Writer
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The Toronto Raptors are finalizing a deal to acquire San Antonio Spurs star Kawhi Leonard in a trade package that includes All-Star DeMar DeRozan, league sources told ESPN.

An agreement in principle could be reached as soon as Wednesday, league sources said.

Leonard and DeRozan are both aware that an agreement could be imminent, and neither is expressing enthusiasm for the deal, league sources said.

Toronto and Sa n Antonio have been talking about the trade for two weeks, and several incarnations of packages have been discussed, league sources said.

Sources close to DeRozan told ESPN that DeRozan met with Toronto brass in Las Vegas during summer league and was told he would not be traded.

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. Toronto would be able to offer Leonard a five-year, $190 million contract next summer. If Leonard left the Raptors, he could sign a four-year, $141 million deal with a team with the available salary-cap space.

Leonard has been clear that he plans to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers in free agency next summer.

DeRozan has three years and $83 million left on his contract, including an Early Termination Option for the 2020-21 season.

Source: Google News US Sports | Netizen 24 United States

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