Toronto Sun- Overnight, the entire Toronto Raptors’ franchise was overhauled.
Those rumoured talks between the San Antonio Spurs and Toronto Raptors reached a deal point, sending Toronto’s franchise player and lover-of-all-things-Toronto DeMar DeRozan to the Spurs in exchange for San Antonio’s franchise player and top-5 NBA talent (when he’s healthy) Kawhi Leonard.
That’s just the start of the deal. The Raptors will also receive Danny Green in exchange for Jakob Poeltl and a protected 2019 first-round pick, the team confirmed just after noon.
It was almost two weeks ago that a little-known betting website made Toronto the frontrunner to land the Spurs disgruntled star. Some believed it. Many, many more did not. But now it appears to have come to fruition.
DeRozan is extremely popular within the Toronto fan base.