Raptors 'Generate Buzz' As Possible Trade Spot For Kawhi Leonard

Kyle Lowry and Kawhi Leonard

GETTYThe Toronto Raptors and Philadelphia 76ers are keen to acquire Kawhi Leonard this summer

While there are restricted free agents still available, the biggest names in free agency have found homes. When LeBron James finalized his move to the Lakers, the Leonard's focus remain unchanged at the time as joining him could have seen the birth of a new super team.

However, Philadelphia would be the only Eastern Conference team that Leonard would re-sign with. In this picture, Leonard #2 of the San Antonio Spurs stands on the court during Game One of the NBA Western Conference Finals against the Golden State Warriors at ORACLE Arena in Oakland, California on May 14, 2017.

As a result, potential trading partners are not willing to give into the Spurs' steep trade demands if he's not going to re-sign with their team.

The team is in talks with San Antonio to acquire the two-time all-star via a trade.

Kawhi Leonard trade rumors continue to swirl, and most of the reports have featured the same handful of teams.

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He is still under contract for the upcoming season so the Spurs don't necessarily have to trade him if they don't want to, unless the price is right. He was clearly a favorite for the team and years later, he could be in the mix yet again.

According to Tim Bontemps of the Washington Post, the Raptors have "generated buzz" in the Kawhi Leonard sweepstakes.

"With LeBron James out of the Eastern Conference, perhaps Raptors President of Basketball Operations Masai Ujiri is willing to swing for the fences and move DeMar DeRozan or Kyle Lowry in such a deal", Bontemps suggested. It would likely include a veteran like Lowry or DeRozan rather than a young asset, but the Raptors would be in a tough spot to lose either of their All-Stars next season.

The Kawhi Leonard saga is continuing for now.

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