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NBA Insider: "No Chance" Kawhi Stays In Toronto After Next Season

Kawhi Leonard runs up the court during a game for the Spurs.

The Toronto Raptors have acquired Kawhi Leonard from the San Antonio Spurs. The 27-year-old star, who will be a free agent in 2019, will take his game to the North.

At the very least, Toronto should have Leonard for all of next season. There's a chance he could be so disgruntled that they have to deal him, but the team is planning on having him for the full campaign.

But after that? Well, everyone knows Leonard eventually wants to play in Los Angeles. There's no secret about that.

But it has also been reported that the Raptors are going to do everything they can to try and convince Leonard to stay with the team long-term. He won't be eligible for a max deal in Toronto next summer, but he could still get a lucrative contract.

It isn't a likely scenario, but it is one Toronto is trying to take a shot on. At least one NBA insider is saying it will be impossible to pull off.

Bleacher Report's Ric Bucher said he had a recent conversation with an NBA executive about the odds Leonard would stay in Toronto if he was dealt there.

"No chance" was the executive's answer.

Interestingly, there isn't any indication from Bucher if the GM was a rival of the Raptors or the Spurs. If it was a rival of Toronto, perhaps that exec wanted to plant it out there that Leonard won't consider re-signing with the team.

At the very least, Leonard's tenure in Canada will be interesting, even if it isn't lengthy.