Raptors the betting favorites to acquire Kawhi Leonard

Raptors the betting favorites to acquire Kawhi Leonard

Raptors the betting favorites to acquire Kawhi Leonard

Oddsshark has the Raptors leading the race, coming in at even odds, as a potential package of shooting guard DeMar DeRozan, OG Anunoby, and Jakob Poeltl, along with a pick could do the trick (h/t Bleacher Report's Tyler Conway).

It's probably a longshot, but it is interesting to see that Toronto is being talked about alongside National Basketball Association heavyweights like the Los Angeles Lakers - Leonard's preferred choice - the Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers.

One of the suitors appears to be the Toronto Raptors, who are clearly interested in changing the mix after seeing their season end the past two years with series sweeps at the hands of the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Toronto is believed to be the third best team in the conference behind Boston and Philadelphia.

If San Antonio wants to get a deal done, the Sixers remain one of the best options in the league. For all of their playoff struggles, Lowry has made four straight All-Star teams and DeRozan even received some brief MVP buzz a year ago.

They've already changed their coach, despite him leading the team to the most successful season in franchise history.

Both players are owed a lot of money over the next few seasons.

Many outlets began reporting in June that the 26-year-old has a strong desire to play for the Lakers as he's a native of Los Angeles, but trade talks have stalled between the two Western Conference rivals. The Lakers don't seem willing to trade Brandon Ingram, and the Celtics reportedly don't want to trade any of their budding stars.

San Antonio is expected to trade Leonard at some point, but they could hold out for a few months as they look to get a desirable offer. All in all, it's not a bad deal and not a robbery by any means.

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