AH Radio: Talkin’ Kawhi, Cavs and state of NBA

Will Kawhi Leonard give the Raptors a try after trade from Spurs? How might the Cavaliers approach their second try at life after LeBron James? And why might pro basketball be headed for another work stoppage? I discuss that and more with Andy Baskin and Jeff Phelps of 92.3 The Fan. Give a listen below.

Report: Raptors have positive initial conversation with Leonard

Since the trade became official, the Toronto Raptors have had initial conversations with Kawhi Leonard and his camp and talks were positive, according to a report from Bruce Arthur of the Toronto Star. There is no indication that Leonard will holdout or not come to training camp. The Raptors can fine Leonard for every practice […]

Chances Leonard doesn’t report to Raptors are remote

Although Kawhi Leonard is still upset being traded to the Toronto Raptors, the chances he doesn’t report to training camp are very unlikely, according to Chris Mannix of Yahoo Sports. Leonard has no interest in playing for the Raptors, but the team can fine him for every practice and game he misses and it wouldn’t be […]

Rival GM: ‘No chance’ Leonard stays with Raptors

According to an anonymous NBA general manager, there is no chance Kawhi Leonard will stay with the Toronto Raptors beyond this season. Leonard will be an unrestricted free agent in the summer of 2019 and wants to play in Los Angeles. First weekend of LV Summer League I asked a rival GM about Kawhi going […]

Leonard has no interest in playing for Raptors, could sit out

Kawhi Leonard has no interest in playing for the Toronto Raptors and there have been indications that he could sit out the entire season if necessary, according to a report from Sean Deveney of Sporting News. The San Antonio Spurs traded Leonard and Danny Green to the Raptors Wednesday in exchange for DeMar DeRozan, Jakob Poeltl and […]

Spurs, Raptors agree to Leonard-DeRozan trade

It’s finally happened. According to a report from Yahoo Sports, Kawhi Leonard has been traded. The All-Star forward will be heading to the Toronto Raptors in a package that will return All-Star shooting guard DeMar DeRozan to the San Antonio Spurs. Shooting guard Danny Green will also be sent from the Spurs to the Raptors, […]

Spurs, Raptors in serious talks about Kawhi-DeRozan deal

Early Wednesday morning, Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports reported the San Antonio Spurs and the Toronto Raptors are “engaged in serious talks” about a deal featuring Kawhi Leonard and DeMar DeRozan, according to Charania’s sources. Spurs, Raptors engaged in serious discussions on trade centered around All-Stars Kawhi Leonard and DeMar DeRozan. Story: https://t.co/43Dd7JlP6B — Shams […]

Raptors have made compelling offer to Spurs for Leonard

The Toronto Raptors have reportedly made the most compelling offer to the San Antonio Spurs for star forward Kawhi Leonard, according to ESPN reporter Brian Windhorst. On Monday, Windhorst said Toronto could be the team in the best position to acquire Leonard. San Antonio has been determined in demanding a sizable return for Leonard, causing the Los Angeles […]

Raptors announce release of McKinnie

The Toronto Raptors have parted ways with forward Alfonzo McKinnie, the team announced Tuesday morning. Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports reported the team wanted to make the move before McKinnie’s $1.4 million salary became guaranteed at 5 p.m. on Wednesday. Toronto is most likely facing a luxury-tax penalty at the end of the 2018-19 season […]

Raptors could be frontrunners to trade for Leonard

The Toronto Raptors could be the team in the best position to acquire San Antonio Spurs star forward Kawhi Leonard, according to ESPN reporter Brian Windhorst. The Spurs have reportedly held talks with the Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers, Philadelphia 76ers and Raptors. As expected, San Antonio is in no rush to trade Leonard and […]

Cavaliers do it with D to top Raptors: LeBron’s new team next

Here’s a statement that has not been made since, oh, the 2015 NBA Finals — “The Cleveland Cavaliers did it with defense.” Really, they did, and it paved the way to an 82-68 victory over the Toronto Raptors in a Las Vegas Summer League quarterfinal clash Sunday night at Thomas & Mack Center. With the […]

5QT: Cavs put clamps on Raptors; Lakers up next

Five quick takes on the Cleveland Cavaliers’ 82-68 win over the Toronto Raptors in a Las Vegas Summer League quarterfinal on Sunday night… 1. A sequence midway through the third quarter typified how this game went. With the Raptors in possession, the basketball was knocked free and rolled across the floor. Not one, but two […]

Cavs-Raptors meet in playoffs again… in summer league

The Cleveland Cavaliers and the Toronto Raptors are anything but strangers when it comes to playoff competition. However, the postseason rivalry, which has been dominated by the LeBron James-led Cavaliers, will author a new chapter Sunday. Cleveland and Toronto will meet in a Las Vegas Summer League quarterfinal Sunday at 6 p.m. at the Thomas […]

Raptors rescind qualifying offer to Miller

The Toronto Raptors have rescinded their qualifying offer to forward Malcolm Miller. RealGM reports Toronto is parting ways with Miller, who appeared in 15 games, including four starts, as a two-way player last season. The 6-foot-7 Miller averaged 2.5 points in 8.5 minutes in the 15-game stay with the Raptors. Miller suffered a dislocated shoulder […]