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Ener Kanter takes harsh shot at Kawhi Leonard after trade

Ener Kanter takes harsh shot at Kawhi Leonard after trade

Neither team had officially confirmed the deal Wednesday, but The Associated Press, ESPN and other outlets reported that a trade agreement was in place. Yup, it's a match made in trade hell.

"Be told one thing & outcome another". Ain't no loyalty in this game. Sell you out quickly for a little bit of nothing ... Two more said "soon you'll understand..." and "Don't disturb..."

But as much as he's going to miss Green (and also probably Leonard), Popovich is pretty excited about what the future holds for the Spurs.

In this May 3 file photo, Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan reacts at the end of a playoff loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

"Obviously, it's a risk for Toronto if Leonard won't stay". "He sent me back a picture from my first year as an assistant, I'm not sure what that meant". He was a regular starter nearly right away and soon became an anchor on the team, which has made five straight playoff appearances but been unable to get to the NBA Finals.

Leonard played in only nine games for the Spurs last season, missing the first 27 games of the campaign with a right quadriceps injury, then suffering a left shoulder injury. Players provided support on social media. "He was loyal to the soil and got stabbed in the back", Lou Williams, the Clippers' two-time NBA Sixth Man Award victor and ex-DeRozan teammate, tweeted.

A player who withholds playing services called for by a Player Contract for more than thirty (30) days after the start of the last Season covered by his Player Contract shall be deemed not to have "complet [ed] his Player Contract by rendering the playing services called for thereunder". Both Leonard and DeRozan are reportedly aware of the deal, and neither one is happy about the imminent trade, according to league sources. The only players locked down past the 2019 season are Norman Powell and OG Anunoby. He can pick his spot after this season. Spurs coach Gregg Popovich met with him in San Diego, but Leonard didn't budge from his position.

Blazers have engaged Spurs in Kawhi Leonard trade talks: Report

Through five seasons of increasing success that eventually skidded into disappointment, a simple question has dogged the Toronto Raptors: Would a team led by DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry ever be good enough to compete for an National Basketball Association championship? Raptors coach Dwane Casey was sacked after the season, replaced by one of his assistants, Nick Nurse.

On paper, the trade makes sense for both sides. The status quo was no longer good enough for the Toronto decision maker.

"The Raptors replace an All-Star with an All-NBA player, a two-way player at that".

The report indicates that the Blazers' trade package did not include either of their star guards, Damian Lillard or CJ McCollum. You've got a rookie coach [Nick Nurse].

In for a penny, as they say.

Now we know exactly what he was referring to.