Toronto comes out on top in the Kawhi deal
Another NBA offseason bomb hit early this morning when news broke that Kawhi Leonard had being traded to the Raptors for DeMar DeRozen.
The first reaction by many was to blast Toronto for giving up an all-star to get a player on the last year of his contract, who’s unlikely to re-sign when he hits free agency after next season. Colin disagrees and thinks Toronto is the clear winner of the deal.
Not only has Raptor GM Masai Ujiri gotten out of paying DeMar DeRozen – who was benched in the playoffs – $27 million through 2021, they also get the most coveted potential trade asset in the NBA in Leonard. He believes Magic and the Lakers should get aggressive and go get Leonard from Toronto.
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Nick Wright – Host of FS1’s First Thing’s First joins the show to talk Kawhi to Toronto, and why it’s a great deal for Toronto.
Doug Gottlieb – Host of The Doug Gottlieb Show is in-studio on the Kawhi deal, and why the Lakers will benefit from being patient in trying to acquire Kawhi.
Antonio Daniels – Thunder Analyst and former champion with the Spurs is in-studio giving his take on the Kawhi trade, and why the Spurs needed to move him.