Toronto Raptors Trade for San Antonio Spurs Kawhi Leonard
The final major domino of the 2018 NBA off-season fell on Wednesday as Kawhi Leonard was traded to the Toronto Raptors, it was reported by ESPN's Senior NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski. Here are the details:
Kawhi Leonard played a total of nine games last season due to a quad injury but when healthy he's a top 5 NBA player. The Toronto Raptors also receive Danny Green who isn't a big time scorer but a guy who can light it up from three-point range (40% from three in his career).
As for Gregg Popovich and the San Antonio Spurs they didn't get as much as they wanted for Kawhi but they got a guy who's a four-time All-Star in DeMar DeRozen who can certainly score the basketball. Jakob Poeltl, a seven-foot center who was the ninth overall pick in 2016 and is still trying to find his footing in the league. In addition, the protected 2019 first-round pick which will not be a high pick next year, barring a major injury or two.