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ESPN's Brian Windhorst: This Kawhi Leonard Trade Is Actually Possible

A picture of Kawhi Leonard from behind.

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 18: Kawhi Leonard #2 of the San Antonio Spurs looks on during the first half of a game against the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on November 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

Kawhi Leonard wants to end up in Los Angeles, but the Lakers don't seem willing to give up what the Spurs are asking for, and the Clippers don't appear to have the assets necessary to make a move even if they wanted to.

So, where is Kawhi going to end up? Boston? Philadelphia? Somewhere else in the Eastern Conference?

The Toronto Raptors have consistently been mentioned as a dark-horse candidate. A trade between Toronto and San Antonio is starting to seem possible.

ESPN NBA insider Brian Windhorst appeared on SportsNet in Canada and spoke about the possibility of a Kawhi trade to the Raptors.

"The Raptors are definitely a team a lot of executives out there feel are fertile to make a trade," Windhorst said. "They have a horde of young, good prospects on their rookie contracts, which is what you want if you're a team starting a rebuild. Second, they might see a window here in the East."

"The third reason is because, if the 76ers . and Celtics are not going to give away their prized young prospects. For example, if Jaylen Brown is not on the table, if Markelle Fultz is not on the table, if Ben Simmons is not on the table, the Raptors have less of a burden to overcome."

"I definitely think if the Spurs decide to trade Kawhi, and that's an important thing, I don't think they're there yet...but if they do get there, they're absolutely going to talk to the Raptors."

Some reports have suggested that Leonard would only consider re-signing in Philadelphia when it comes to an Eastern Conference team, but if the Raptors make an NBA Finals run, you'd have to think he would at least weight it as an option.

Toronto is reportedly open to trading one of their All-Star guards in DeMar DeRozan and/or Kyle Lowry this offseason, too.

Stay tuned.