The ‘gamble’ behind NBA blockbuster that made everyone mad

The ‘gamble’ behind NBA blockbuster that made everyone mad

A timeless, universal sports axiom says the best trades are balanced, helping each team. Well, the big NBA blockbuster Wednesday involving San Antonio’s Kawhi Leonard and Toronto’s DeMar DeRozan has great balance. Both principals are ticked off. Leonard reportedly doesn’t want to…

DeMar DeRozan is furious after Raptors’ broken promise

DeMar DeRozan is furious after Raptors’ broken promise

Kawhi Leonard is not the only one frustrated. The Raptors have agreed to a deal to send DeMar DeRozan to the Spurs for Leonard. The longtime Raptors star was frustrated after team officials met with him during summer league to tell him…

The only winner in explosive Kawhi-DeRozan trade

The only winner in explosive Kawhi-DeRozan trade

DeMar DeRozan doesn’t want to leave Toronto, having spent his entire nine-year career there. Kawhi Leonard reportedly has no interest in going there. Raptors fans are losing a franchise icon for someone who — seemingly — will leave after this season and…

Raptors close to acquiring a very unhappy Kawhi Leonard

Raptors close to acquiring a very unhappy Kawhi Leonard

Toronto is a long way from Los Angeles. The Spurs and Raptors are finalizing a deal that would send Kawhi Leonard to the Raptors in a package centered around star guard DeMar DeRozan, according to ESPN.com. Leonard, 27, has been trying to…

NBA Rumors: Should L.A. Lakers Trade Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball, Josh Hart, And Draft Pick For Kawhi Leonard?

NBA Rumors: Should L.A. Lakers Trade Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball, Josh Hart, And Draft Pick For Kawhi Leonard?

According to Jordan Greer of ‘Sporting News,’ the Los Angeles Lakers could offer Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball, Josh Hart, and a future first-round pick to the San Antonio Spurs for Kawhi Leonard. Despite the acquisition of LeBron James in free agency, the…

NBA Rumors: Kawhi Leonard Trade For Lowry Or DeRozan Will Be ‘Disaster’ For Both Teams, Per ‘Sporting News’

NBA Rumors: Kawhi Leonard Trade For Lowry Or DeRozan Will Be ‘Disaster’ For Both Teams, Per ‘Sporting News’

Sean Deveney of the ‘Sporting News’ opined that such a trade will be bad news for both the San Antonio Spurs and Toronto Raptors. The Kawhi Leonard trade saga is still raging as the NBA offseason continues, and in recent days, the…

NBA Rumors: Spurs, Timberwolves Could Explore Kawhi Leonard For Jimmy Butler Trade, Per ‘Dunking With Wolves’

NBA Rumors: Spurs, Timberwolves Could Explore Kawhi Leonard For Jimmy Butler Trade, Per ‘Dunking With Wolves’

Does trading Jimmy Butler for Kawhi Leonard make sense for the Minnesota Timberwolves and the San Antonio Spurs? Jimmy Butler and Kawhi Leonard are two of the NBA superstars who are expected to part ways with their respective teams this offseason. After…

NBA Rumors: Wilson Chandler Deal Hints At Nearing Kawhi Leonard To 76ers Trade, ‘Bleacher Report’ Predicts

NBA Rumors: Wilson Chandler Deal Hints At Nearing Kawhi Leonard To 76ers Trade, ‘Bleacher Report’ Predicts

Will Kawhi Leonard soon join Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid in Philadelphia? The Philadelphia 76ers recently engaged in a trade deal with the Denver Nuggets to acquire small forward Wilson Chandler. Most people believe the 76ers traded for Chandler just to address…

NBA Rumors: Celtics Not Willing To Trade Jayson Tatum Or Jaylen Brown For Kawhi Leonard, Per ‘Boston Herald’

NBA Rumors: Celtics Not Willing To Trade Jayson Tatum Or Jaylen Brown For Kawhi Leonard, Per ‘Boston Herald’

According to Steve Bulpett of Boston Herald, the Boston Celtics engaged in a trade discussion with the San Antonio Spurs centered on Kawhi Leonard but the brief call reportedly “went nowhere.” San Antonio Spurs superstar Kawhi Leonard is currently the hottest commodity…

Lonzo Ball could be reason the Lakers don’t get Kawhi Leonard

Lonzo Ball could be reason the Lakers don’t get Kawhi Leonard

No Ball in the Spurs family. San Antonio is believed to have no interest in trading for Lonzo Ball, the Washington Post reported, complicating the Lakers’ efforts to get disgruntled star Kawhi Leonard in purple and gold. The Lakers are quickly moving…

Lakers’ plan unfolding: Want Kawhi as LeBron sweetener

Lakers’ plan unfolding: Want Kawhi as LeBron sweetener

The race is on. With LeBron James facing a Friday deadline on whether to opt out of his contract with the Cavaliers, the Lakers are under pressure to sweeten the landing spot for the superstar by trading for Spurs All-Star forward Kawhi…

NBA Rumors: GM Rob Pelinka Reveals One Major Reason Why Opposing Teams Won’t Make Deals With LA Lakers

NBA Rumors: GM Rob Pelinka Reveals One Major Reason Why Opposing Teams Won’t Make Deals With LA Lakers

Are Western Conference teams like the San Antonio Spurs afraid to see the Los Angeles Lakers contend once again? Since assuming front office role, Los Angeles Lakers President of Basketball Operations Magic Johnson and General Manager Rob Pelinka have already revealed their…

NBA Rumors: Gordon Hayward, Kyrie Irving Could Be ‘Centerpiece’ Of Kawhi Leonard To Celtics Trade, Per ‘ESPN’

NBA Rumors: Gordon Hayward, Kyrie Irving Could Be ‘Centerpiece’ Of Kawhi Leonard To Celtics Trade, Per ‘ESPN’

Should the Boston Celtics trade Gordon Hayward or Kyrie Irving for Kawhi Leonard? The Boston Celtics are one of the NBA teams who have expressed interest in acquiring Kawhi Leonard from the San Antonio Spurs. They currently have a plethora of trade…

NBA Rumors: Spurs Could Acquire Kevin Love & Kemba Walker In A 3-Team Blockbuster Deal, Per ‘Bleacher Report’

NBA Rumors: Spurs Could Acquire Kevin Love & Kemba Walker In A 3-Team Blockbuster Deal, Per ‘Bleacher Report’

Can the San Antonio Spurs remain competitive after trading Kawhi Leonard this summer? After struggling in the 2017-18 NBA season, the San Antonio Spurs are on the verge of losing their best player, Kawhi Leonard, this summer. Despite meeting with Spurs Head…

Betting world going crazy for LeBron-Kawhi Lakers union

Betting world going crazy for LeBron-Kawhi Lakers union

LAS VEGAS — LeBron James, the NBA’s drama king, has all eyes on him this summer as The Decision Part III nears. Oddsmakers in Las Vegas and offshore locales are watching every move he might make and following every rumor. Will LeBron…

NBA Rumors: Lakers Could Trade Brandon Ingram, Kyle Kuzma & Draft Picks For Kawhi Leonard, Per ‘Yahoo Sports’

NBA Rumors: Lakers Could Trade Brandon Ingram, Kyle Kuzma & Draft Picks For Kawhi Leonard, Per ‘Yahoo Sports’

Should the Los Angeles Lakers go all-in for Kawhi Leonard? San Antonio Spurs small forward Kawhi Leonard is expected to be one of the NBA superstars who will be on the trading block this offseason. Despite having a one-on-one conversation with Spurs…

NBA Rumors: Celtics Could Offer Kyrie Irving & 2019 1st-Round Pick For Kawhi Leonard, ‘CBS Sports’ Suggests

NBA Rumors: Celtics Could Offer Kyrie Irving & 2019 1st-Round Pick For Kawhi Leonard, ‘CBS Sports’ Suggests

The Boston Celtics reportedly have strong interest in trading for Kawhi Leonard this offseason. After a season filled with drama and frustration, Kawhi Leonard has finally decided that he wants his way out of the San Antonio Spurs. Trading the disgruntled superstar…

NBA Trade Rumors: Kawhi Leonard Wants Out Of Spurs, Prefers To Be Traded To Lakers, Says ‘ESPN’s’ Wojnarowski

NBA Trade Rumors: Kawhi Leonard Wants Out Of Spurs, Prefers To Be Traded To Lakers, Says ‘ESPN’s’ Wojnarowski

A separate tweet from ‘ESPN’s’ Chris Haynes suggests that Leonard feels “betrayed” by Spurs management and wouldn’t mind missing out on their so-called “super-max” contract offer. Amid all the rumors surrounding potential free agent signings like LeBron James and Paul George, the…

Kawhi Leonard wants to be traded

Kawhi Leonard wants to be traded

Kawhi and goodbye. Spurs superstar Kawhi Leonard wants a trade, according to various reports Friday. ESPN reported the Lakers are at the center of his preferences. The Knicks are surely interested. This appears to be the end of the strange saga, in…

Gregg Popovich is another wild card in the summer of LeBron

Gregg Popovich is another wild card in the summer of LeBron

Add another intriguing summertime option that will vie for LeBron James’ services. The latest tidbit on James’ future comes from The New York Times, which reported this weekend that the Spurs want a place on his already-lengthy list of potential destinations. The…

NBA Rumors: Spurs Could Trade Pau Gasol, Dejounte Murray & Patty Mills For Kyle Lowry, Per ‘Bleacher Report’

NBA Rumors: Spurs Could Trade Pau Gasol, Dejounte Murray & Patty Mills For Kyle Lowry, Per ‘Bleacher Report’

Should the San Antonio Spurs consider trading for Kyle Lowry this offseason? Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry is one of the NBA superstars who could be traded in the upcoming offseason. With their inability to fully dominate the Eastern Conference, the…