Raptors become favorite to acquire Kawhi Leonard from San Antonio Spurs

If the Raptors go bargain hunting to fill out their roster here are 10 likely candidates

If I'm betting on where Leonard lands in 2018-19, I would rank the Sixers, Lakers and staying with the Spurs as the top scenarios.

The 76ers are willing to walk away from the Kawhi Leonard sweepstakes. With impending free agency for Leonard, teams are unwilling to give up too much in an offer, for fear he might not stick around and overpaying for a rental could damage the long-term prospects for a young team. The Sixers' most realistic package to submit to San Antonio could involve Dario Saric, Robert Covington and the Miami Heat's 2021 unprotected first-round pick. "So the Sixers will have to decide if they want to part with two more first-round picks or see if the Spurs will back off those demands".

It may not be ideal for the Spurs, but it's one that would get the deal done. Dario Saric and Robert Covington will undeniably be great additions in San Antonio, and their game could further improve when they start playing under Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich. He's one of the best players in the entire league, so naturally the asking price for his services is sky high.

Instagram Model Bitten By A Shark While Trying To Take Pictures
Anyway, Katarina was swimming around with them when one of them obviously mistook her arm for a tasty morsel and bit down on it. An Instagram model has been bitten by a shark whilst trying to get a picture with them, floating in a marina.

"Sixers are the only Eastern Conference team [Kawhi] will consider signing with ..."

And apparently, and rightfully so, San Antonio wants a treasure chest in return for the two-time National Basketball Association defensive player of the year. Those three teams, along with the Los Angeles Clippers to a lesser extent, have been considered the most likely destinations for Leonard ever since it was reported he wanted to be dealt four weeks ago.

While the ultimate goal may be to pair James and Leonard on the same team, for now, it appears that James' arrival has allowed the Lakers to be patient in their pursuit of Leonard.

Related News:



Most liked

May presses on with Brexit plans
Davis himself expressed regret that Johnson had quit, and said it would be "wrong" for his departure to trigger a major rebellion. May named one of her most loyal ministers, Jeremy Hunt , to replace Johnson in the job of Britain's top diplomat.

Miami Man With No Arms Stabs Chicago Tourist
Jonathan Crenshaw, 46, was charged with aggravated battery after allegedly using his feet to stab a Chicago tourist with scissors. The report says Crenshaw stabbed Coronado twice with scissors, which he put back into his waistband and walked away.

Unai Emery says Arsenal’s transfer business is complete as pre-season begins
While I believe Emery has not had as big of an input on transfers as many would like to believe, he still has gone about doing his job incredibly efficiently.

Russian spacecraft sets record for speedy trip to space station
This will be replaced with the new Multipurpose Laboratory Module Nauka, whose launch date is yet to be decided. It was carrying almost three tons of food, fuel and other supplies for the stations Expedition 56 crew.

Trump shares 'very nice note' from Kim Jong Un
Despite that, Trump hailed the July 6 letter as a "very nice note", saying " Great progress being made ". The President released the letter in Korean with an English translation.

"Fortnite" Season 5 Introduces New Vehicle & Desert Landscape
Having unlocked the golf toy, drop into the island and head over to Lazy Links , the spot on the map that replaced Anarchy Acres . In one of the biggest updates to Fortnite yet, Season 5 of Fortnite just kicked off with a handful of new additions to the game.

England's first World Cup semi-final since 1990 attracts few fans
Eric Amsalem, a 48-year-old Croatian fan with his face painted in the colours of the national flag said: "It's a small country". But when England face Croatia in Russian Federation on Wednesday, there may only be a few thousand England supporters present.

Man With World's Longest Fingernails Cuts Them After 66yrs
The teacher told Chillal that he wouldn't understand the kind of care it took not to break a long nail unless he did it himself. No word on how Chillal is adapting to the lighter load on his left hand, but life just became easier for him in many ways.

King Cites Concerns About Kavanaugh Nomination
Grassley's committee will hold hearings on Kavanaugh's nomination before it goes to a vote before the full Senate. Before he was a judge, he ran an investigation into the death of a deputy adviser to President Bill Clinton.

Meghan Markle Ireland tour: Duchess of Sussex's superpower revealed with boatneck dress
The royal couple will meet both President Michael D Higgins and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar during their relatively short two-day trip. And Kate chose to wear a coat by Alexander McQueen , a hat by Sean Barrett , and an RAF Dacre Brooch.

Eight boys rescued from cave in northern Thailand
The first four rescued boys have been placed in a ward set aside specifically for the cave rescue, a source at the hospital said. Thailand officials have not released the names of the boys rescued, so as not to upset the parents of any child still trapped.

Del Potro sets up quarter-final showdown with Nadal
Nadal carved out the crucial break in the opening set for a 6-5 lead and claimed the opener off a Del Potro backhand error. The Spaniard hit back immediately though and sealed victory on his third match point when Vesely served at 4-5.

Trump administration halts billions in Obamacare payments to health insurers
On the same day, Minuteman Health, Inc. filed a similar complaint in district court in MA . The calculated risk adjustment payment for 2017 was $10.4 billion, according to CMS.

Prosecutors: Manafort says he's treated like 'VIP' in jail
Ellis said he made that decision in response to Manafort's complaints about the difficulty in getting ready for the trial. In the last three weeks alone, he's had more than 100 phone calls with his lawyers and more than 200 with other people.

Raab succeeds Davis as Brexit secretary
Theresa May raised the prospect of a Jeremy Corbyn-led government to appeal for Tory unity on Brexit. But the appointment of Raab, a leading Brexit supporter, suggests Tory Brexiteers are divided.