2018 SeasonAll times ET

2018 Schedule
59-23, 1st in Atlantic

Kawhi Leonard is a Raptor

Brian Windhorst, Bobby Marks, Andrew Han and Kevin Pelton sort out the parts of the Kawhi Leonard trade to Toronto (2:30), how good a DeMar DeRozan-led Spurs team could be (20:50), how good a Kawhi Leonard-Raptors team could be (28:10) and reactions to other league news (33:30).

Should DeRozan show frustration after being dealt by Toronto? (1:47)
Lowry & DeRozan Forever (0:44)
Popovich: 'It's time to move on' from Kawhi (1:17)

Bobby Marks ESPN 

Here are the financial implications for Toronto by acquiring Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green: The Raptors now have a payroll of $139.1M and a current tax bill of $29.8M. Danny Green is in the last year of his contract with a cap hit of $10M. Leonard will have a cap hit of $23.1M (including the trade bonus) and has a $21.3M player option for 2019-20. If Leonard elects to leave as a free agent in 2019, Toronto will have $101.6M in guaranteed salary and will be over the salary cap based on the team options of Pascal Siakam ($2.4M), Malachi Richardson ($2.6M), OG Anunoby ($2.3M) and $7.6M free agent hold of Delon Wright. The Raptors could create some flexibility if Jonas Valanciunas ($17.6M) and CJ Miles ($8.7M) opt-out of their contract. If Leonard returns, the first year cap hit projects to be $32.7M. In 2020-21, Toronto only has the $10.9M Norman Powell salary and $3.9M OG Anunoby team option counting against the cap.

Leonard trade carries risk for Toronto (1:21)

Bobby Marks ESPN 

Here is the contract breakdown for the main principles in the Toronto and San Antonio trade: Kawhi Leonard has two years left on his contract with a cap hit of $20.1M and $21.3M. The second year is a player option that Leonard is likely to opt-out of. Leonard has a 15% trade bonus of $3M that will be added to his 2018-19 salary. The Spurs will be responsible for paying the bonus but the $23.1M cap hit will count against the cap for the Raptors. Leonard is extension eligible 6 months after the trade for a contract of four years, $108. The Raptors will inherit his bird rights and can sign him to a five year, $189.6M (starting salary of $32.7M) contract in the summer of 2019 when he is a free agent. Signing with a team that has cap space would see Leonard receive a contract of four years, $140.6M. Because of the trade, Leonard is not super max eligible to receive a contract of $221M. In essence, the forward could lose $80M from this trade if he signs with a new team next summer. DeMar DeRozan is under contract through the 2020-21 season with a cap hit of $27.7M for each season. The guard has a player option for the 2020-21 season.

Raptors rolling the dice with Kawhi (1:50)
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13hAdrian Wojnarowski

Official: Kawhi to Toronto, DeRozan to Spurs

The Toronto Raptors have acquired forward Kawhi Leonard in a larger trade package that sends guard DeMar DeRozan and a first-round pick to the San Antonio Spurs.

Jefferson to DeRozan: You're going to a great place (1:55)
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17hAdrian Wojnarowski and Chris Haynes

Sources: Raptors, Spurs finalizing Kawhi trade

The Raptors are finalizing a deal to acquire Spurs All-NBA forward Kawhi Leonard in a trade package that includes All-Star DeMar DeRozan, league sources told ESPN.


RR: A World Cup Recap, Le'Veon Bell & Kawhi

Russillo loved the World Cup but questions if soccer is growing in the US, plus he talks Le'Veon Bell's contract, the Raptors interest in Kawhi and a thought on LeSean McCoy.

Should Raptors trade DeRozan for Leonard? (1:35)
Does a Kawhi move make sense for Toronto? (1:37)
Anunoby flies in the for the slam (0:17)
Miller-McIntyre drops slick pass to Anunoby for 3 (0:15)

Chris Haynes ESPN Staff Writer 

Sacramento will not tender a qualifying offer to forward Bruno Caboclo, league sources tell ESPN. Both sides agreed to move on. He's now a free agent.

Team Stats

Points Per Game111.74th
Rebounds Per Game44.014th
Assists Per Game24.36th
Points Allowed103.9Tied-6th

Team History