NBA Odds: Are Raptors About To Acquire Kawhi Leonard From Spurs?

San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard

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The Toronto Raptors haven’t been considered one of the leaders in the Kawhi Leonard sweepstakes, but at least one sportsbook seems to think a deal might be coming.

Leonard’s discontent with the San Antonio Spurs has been well-publicized in recent weeks, and a handful of teams were linked to the former NBA Finals MVP. Among the teams reportedly angling to make a trade with the Spurs were the Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers, with the Los Angeles Lakers also linked to the star.

But it appears the Raptors are — for now — emerging as favorites to land Leonard. The online sportsbook (with a hat tip to OddsShark) now has the Raptors at even money to acquire the swingman.

Interestingly, that comes a day after the online book bumped up the Raptors’ odds as the team with which Leonard would begin the 2018 NBA season. According to, the Raptors and Spurs were both +200 as late as Wednesday night.

As of Thursday afternoon, there was no indication a deal was imminent or even close. But oddsmakers (and sharp sports bettors) are well connected, and these sorts of shifts are often indications that someone knows something.

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