The San Antonio Spurs and Toronto Raptors have agreed to the details on a Kawhi Leonard trade. All that is left is for the deal to be approved by the league.
Leonard and Toronto star DeMar DeRozan are the big names in the deal, but there are more players on the move. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski has the details.
According to Wojnarowski, the Spurs are sending Leonard and swingman Danny Green to Toronto in exchange for DeRozan, power forward Jakob Poeltl and a protected first-round pick for next year.
Two things are clear with this move. The first one is that Toronto is fully trying to seize its opportunity in the East with LeBron James out of Cleveland.
The Raptors won 59 games last year and earned the No. 1 seed in the playoffs, but got swept by James and the Cavs. They are willing to roll the dice on Leonard for a year and will attempt to convince him to sing with the team long-term next off-season.
Additionally, Green is a solid role player to add to the Raptors' core. The 31-year-old is versatile and owns a career three-point percentage of .395.
Secondly, San Antonio may have lost Tony Parker, Kyle Anderson and now Leonard, but Gregg Popovich does not intend to rebuild much. DeRozan is an established star, and Poeltl is a 22-year-old seven-footer. There is enough to work with there for Popovich.
The Spurs are behind the Warriors, Rockets and a number of other teams in the West, but it is clear that the most successful franchise of the last two decades intends on being as competitive as possible next season.