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Report: Spurs, Raptors Finalizing Kawhi Leonard Trade

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The Kawhi Leonard saga appears to finally be over. The 27-year-old forward is on the verge of getting traded to the Toronto Raptors.

According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and Chris Haynes, the two teams are finalizing a deal. An agreement is described as "imminent" and could come as soon as later today.

The trade will involved Toronto All-Star guard DeMar DeRozan going back to San Antonio, reports Wojnarowski and Haynes.

Interestingly, Toronto reportedly told DeRozan recently that he would not be traded.

Perhaps that explains the seemingly disgruntled messages he left on his Instagram story this morning.

While Leonard's desire to play in Los Angeles has been well-known for some time, the Raptors emerged more recently as a top contender for him. The marriage seems to make sense.

Leonard is a free agent next summer and almost assuredly won't re-sign with Toronto, but the Raptors get a star on a one-year rental and a chance to "go for it" with LeBron out of the East. They could also potentially convince Leonard to stay on a long-term deal, a la Oklahoma City and Paul George.

Stay tuned for more on this story as it develops.