You want NBA offseason tea leaves to read? You got ’em.
Notice anything here? (Yeah, I know – the headline gave it away.)
Hmmmm. The Toronto Raptors are co-favorites to have Kawhi Leonard on their roster by next season.
This could mean a few things:
2. The talk of Leonard to the Raptors as a possibility sent bettors to their betting establishments and drove up his odds.
3. Oddsmakers know something we don’t.
Who knows? What I do know is if the San Antonio Spurs are trying to get the best return for the reportedly disgruntled Leonard, the Raps would be a good choice – they might get back DeMar DeRozan and a young player or two like OG Anunoby or Delon Wright, and maybe picks, too.
Of course, this is the Paul George scenario all over again – do the Raptors pull off a move like that in the hopes they can convince Leonard to stay long-term?
This is all speculation. For now, all you can say is the Raps make an intriguing trading partner with the Spurs … and the odds seem to say the same.