Kawhi Leonard

NBA Rumors: Toronto Raptors Reveal Main Reason Behind Kawhi Leonard For DeMar DeRozan Trade, Per ‘ESPN’s Woj

Does acquiring Kawhi Leonard make the Toronto Raptors the No. 1 team in the East?<p>The Toronto Raptors and the San Antonio Spurs recently engaged in a …

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NBA Free Agency Rumors: Carmelo Anthony Seems to Be Headed to Rockets After Trade

After a frantic first few days to open NBA free agency, chatter has started to calm down a bit around the league.<p>Kawhi Leonard's next destination is …

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Kawhi Leonard got kicked out of the country and other news of the week

The Week That Was July 16-19<p>Monday 07.16.18<p>Hall of Fame wide receiver Randy Moss, who apparently not only plays when he wants but also answers calls …

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Sixers trade Richaun Holmes to Phoenix Suns to sign Jonah Bolden

The 76ers continue to remake their roster.<p>This morning, the team traded reserve center Richaun Holmes to the Phoenix Suns in exchange for cash, …

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Steve Kerr, Not Kawhi Leonard, Holds The Next Great NBA Dynasty In His Hands

There were two major moves involving former San Antonio Spurs this week. At first glance, the blockbuster Kawhi Leonard trade and the official announcement of Steve Kerr’s contract extension with the Golden State Warriors have little in common.<p>On the one hand, Kawhi Leonard is famously quiet and …

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NBA Rumors: Latest Buzz on Carmelo Anthony, Kawhi Leonard, More

The Oklahoma City Thunder wanted to trade high-scoring Carmelo Anthony, and they found a willing trade partner in the Atlanta Hawks Thursday.<p>The Hawks are expected to waive Anthony, according to ESPN NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski. When that happens, the Houston Rockets appear to be the No. 1 …

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Barkley hopes Kawhi stays in Toronto

Charles Barkley expects Kawhi Leonard to be motivated playing for the Raptors next season so he can land a max deal next summer.

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The Celtics won NBA free agency without doing all that much

All they needed to do was welcome Gordon Hayward back and watch the uncertainty around them in their conference. Mission accomplished.<p>No one in the Eastern Conference had a better summer than Celtics president Danny Ainge, and all he did was retain a couple of his own free agents, draft a project …

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Report: Lakers eager to use LeBron James at center flanked by top four young players

Why did the Lakers, after securing LeBron James, sign Rajon Rondo and Lance Stephenson? Their explanation leaves plenty to be desired.<p>What will the …

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Yogi Ferrell backs out of deal with Mavericks

After reportedly agreeing to stay with the Mavericks on a two-year deal, Yogi Ferrell has had a change of heart.<p>On Thursday, Yogi Ferrell reportedly …

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Marcus Smart Signing Effectively Ends Boston Celtics Free Agency

The Boston Celtics are finished with free agency. Yesterday, the Celtics signed guard Marcus Smart to a four-year, $52 million deal, effectively closing the books on a relatively tranquil offseason. “This is where I want to be, and I’m ready to put a green jersey back on and get to work,” Smart …

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Gordon Hayward knows Kawhi Leonard to the Raptors means a tough East

A. Sherrod Blakely is joined by Kawhi Leonard to discuss Kawhi Leonard joining the Toronto Raptors and it shakes up the Eastern Conference.

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Kawhi Leonard for DeMar DeRozan could be NBA’s first immediately clear and enduring star-for-star trade in nearly two decades

In 2011 – well before DeMar DeRozan earned even serious All-Star or All-NBA consideration – Kawhi Leonard called him a “great player.”<p>In 2014 – …

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Toronto Raptors mailbag: Kawhi Leonard edition

The Kawhi Leonard trade left fans with lots of questions, so we took to twitter and found the five best and answered them in the latest Raptors …

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The Sneaker World’s Biggest Winners and Losers From the NBA Offseason

How do Nike, Puma, and Kawhi Leonard look heading into next season?<p>In 1996, the New Jersey Nets were planning on drafting a high school phenom out of Philadelphia named Kobe Bean Bryant. And then Bryant told the team he’d refuse to play for them. Bryant was motivated by many factors—playing for the …

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HayWatch: Gordon is "...just about full speed"

<b>While Marcus Smart might be waylaid with the flu</b>, certain other key members of the <b>2018-19 Boston Celtics</b> are <i>almost</i> ready to get back on the …

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Masai Ujiri apologizes to DeMar DeRozan for 'gap in communication'

Raptors president Masai Ujiri apologized to former Toronto all-star guard DeMar DeRozan for a "gap in communication."

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Carmelo Anthony Can Either Go Out Like Ray Allen or Allen Iverson

Chris Broussard reacts to a big three-way trade that's explained below the interview. Dan Beyer and Ephraim Salaam are filling in for Doug Gottlieb …

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Gordon Hayward: Celtics Can 'Make a Run at the Whole Thing'

The Boston Celtics came within one win of the NBA Finals last season, and that was without having All-Stars Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward.<p>With everyone expected to be healthy for the 2018-19 season, they like their odds.<p>Hayward revealed on Thursday, via ESPN's Jacob Wolf, that he believes his …

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Report: Kawhi Leonard’s Raptors physical scheduled for today

The Spurs agreed to trade Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green to the Raptors for DeMar DeRozan, Jakob Poeltl and a protected first-round pick.<p>But the deal …

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Raptors, Spurs fans burn the jersey-burn ritual

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After the Kawhi trade, what next for LeBron and the Lakers?

The possibility of trading for Kawhi Leonard this summer is off the table for the Los Angeles Lakers, barring a stunning change of plans after …

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Danny Green: 'There's going to be a magnifying glass' on Kawhi in Toronto

The other former San Antonio Spurs player traded to the Toronto Raptors in Wednesday's blockbuster deal has spoken.<p>Danny Green told the Express-News' …

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Chris Broussard forecasts Kawhi Leonard sweepstakes

Chris Broussard joins Colin Cowherd to discuss Kawhi Leonard and where he will eventually end up playing.

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Kawhi Leonard's camp releases first words since Spurs-Raptors trade

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Cavaliers reportedly talking trade sending Kyle Korver to Sixers

Philadelphia struck out going big game hunting this off-season — LeBron James, Paul George, Kawhi Leonard all ended up elsewhere. The Sixers decided …

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Ben Simmons' NBA 2K19 Rating Revealed

All three Rookie of the Year finalists from the 2018 season will start with the same player rating in NBA 2K19, as 2K Sports has revealed that Boston …

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Philadelphia 76ers fans shouldn’t be upset about not getting Kawhi Leonard

The Philadelphia 76ers didn’t get Kawhi Leonard and many fans are upset, but they shouldn’t be. The Sixers will now be good for a long time.<p>So the …

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The "Core 4" - Episode 3

Bigs moves this week for Grizz Nation and the NBA as a whole.<p>The Memphis Grizzlies dumped their two worst players for a solid veteran. San Antonio’s …

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Is Kawhi Leonard having a change of heart?

Kawhi Leonard is “warming to the idea” of playing for Toronto. Plus, should the Lakers still pursue Kawhi this season? And, will Tiger Woods win The …

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