The Raptors are now co-favorites to acquire Kawhi Leonard

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Leonard's relationship with the Spurs has grown sour over the past year due in large part to communication issues between the team and its superstar over injury management.

It's probably a longshot, but it is interesting to see that Toronto is being talked about alongside National Basketball Association heavyweights like the Los Angeles Lakers - Leonard's preferred choice - the Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers.

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Leonard's name has swirled in rumors with the Lakers, Clippers, 76ers, Celtics, and now the Raptors. However, teams like Toronto could look at what happened with Paul George last year, when the Oklahoma City Thunder took a chance by trading for him even though it seemed like he would be a one-year rental.

But it's taking a lot longer to figure out which team Kawhi Leonard will end up playing for next season. The Raptors have five straight years of 48-plus wins and no NBA Finals appearances, culminating this past season with a second-round sweep at the hands of the Cleveland Cavaliers as the East's No.1 seed. Masai Ujiri and Bobby Webster have both said that the Raptors' goal is nothing short of a championship and Kawhi is the type of talent who can put that into play.

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San Antonio would receive a pretty promising first-round pick while still adding two players to a team that won almost 50 games last season.

San Antonio is expected to trade Leonard at some point, but they could hold out for a few months as they look to get a desirable offer.

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If I'm betting on where Leonard lands in 2018-19, I would rank the Sixers, Lakers and staying with the Spurs as the top scenarios. The 76ers might not be able to get a deal done until they include former No.1 overall pick Markelle Fultz in a trade package.

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