Until this week, the favorites to acquire Leonard had been the Lakers and Sixers, but the Spurs reportedly have asked for too much in return.
Guards DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry have been mentioned as players in a potential deal. His most desirable destination would be one of the Los Angeles teams, seeing as how Leonard is an L.A. resident - preferably the Clippers now that James has taken over the Lakers half of the city.
Maybe the Kawhi-to-Toronto buzz that seems to have generated out of Summer League in Las Vegas has caused a flurry of bettors to bank on the Raps, pushing the line significantly.
Remember when Kawhi Leonard leaked that he wanted to be traded from the Spurs? The Raptors have five straight years of 48-plus wins and no NBA Finals appearances, culminating this past season with a second-round sweep at the hands of the Cleveland Cavaliers as the East's No.1 seed. It has only been a few months, but it seems like this saga has been brewing for a billion years.
Leonard, 27, has one year remaining on his contract, meaning any team willing to trade for him would likely need to be assured ahead of time that he'd sign a contract extension. Leonard's odds of starting the season with the Spurs are the same as his odds of playing for the Raptors in the season opener. The 76ers might not be able to get a deal done until they include former No.1 overall pick Markelle Fultz in a trade package.
Despite their worsening relationship with Kawhi Leonard, the Spurs are still hoping that they can get valuable assets that could keep them competitive in the Western Conference.