In any case, it seems like a good idea to proceed with caution as there have been plenty of rumors circling Leonard this offseason with not a whole lot of results thus far.
It certainly doesn't hurt the Sixers' chances that head coach Brett Brown has some history with Leonard from his time as an assistant with the Spurs.
Well, Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri will have to start with one of either DeMar DeRozan or Kyle Lowry, and then add two or three other pieces. 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. Fans hoping for larger scale change with the organization have been left wondering what magic can be worked in the trade market, and the league as a whole has been quiet on that front, with most moves seemingly waiting for an ending to the Kawhi Leonard saga, one that the Raptors seemed to not be involved in.
Leonard, one of the best all-around players in the NBA, wants out of San Antonio after the 27-year-old former NBA Finals MVP accused the Spurs of mishandling a quadriceps injury that limited him to just nine games last season.
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The Raptors would risk losing Leonard in a year since he's eligible to become a free agent next summer and reportedly wants to play in Los Angeles.
According to Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer, it is believed that the Sixers would have a hard time getting Buford to leave San Antonio for Philly.
It may not be ideal for the Spurs, but it's one that would get the deal done.
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.