Report: Spurs trade Kawhi Leonard to Raptors for package that includes star guard DeMar DeRozan

Posted: 7:23 AM, Jul 18, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-18 14:30:14Z

(KGTV) - Former San Diego State star Kawhi Leonard is heading north of the border after the San Antonio Spurs and Toronto Raptors reportedly agreed on a blockbuster trade.

ESPN, citing league sources, reported Wednesday morning that the Spurs have agreed to trade Leonard and Danny Green to the Raptors for star guard DeMar DeRozan, big man Jakob Poeltl and a protected 2019 first-round draft pick.

Earlier this summer, Leonard informed the Spurs that he wanted to be traded following a season in which he only played nine games due to a leg injury. Apparent disagreements over the injury’s severity, diagnosis and Leonard’s recovery led to multiple reports of friction between the Spurs and the two-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year.

Leonard, according to numerous reports, is intent on signing a free agent contract with the Los Angeles Lakers after his current contract expires at the end of the 2018-19 season.

Meanwhile, DeRozan -- who is a Los Angeles native like Leonard -- has three years and $83 million left on his current contract.