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While there are restricted free agents still available, the biggest names in free agency have found homes.

But the biggest trade piece in the National Basketball Association remains on the market.

It's now closing in on mid-July, and Kawhi Leonard and the San Antonio Spurs' fractured relationship appears no closer to a resolution.

The Leonard-Spurs saga has seemingly lingered for months now.

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With the 28-year-old now having a year left on his deal, the Spurs have some leverage in that they can choose who they trade Leonard to or keep him for a year where he can then leave as an unrestricted free agent. "However, the Spurs want two players - again, believed to be Saric and Covington - and three future first-round picks". Meanwhile, other teams who can put together a competitive trade package, like the Boston Celtics, are rumoured to be happier holding onto their assets for now.

With Leonard reportedly seeking a trade from the franchise that helped build him into a two-time All-Star and two-time Defensive Player of the Year, speculation continues to swirl as to where the now 27-year-old Leonard will be playing when the 2018-19 season commences.

The Toronto Raptors have generated buzz at Summer League as a possible trade destination for Kawhi Leonard. Even if it costs the Raptors a draft pick and a young asset, moving, say, DeMar DeRozan in a package for Leonard would give Toronto a cleaner cap sheet when nearly all of their meaningful contracts come off of the books in 2020.

Tim Bontemps also reports that the Philadelphia 76ers have "consistently remained atop the list of teams expected to land Leonard". In addition to his impending free agency, the quadriceps injury that limited him to just nine games in the 2017-18 season remains a major red flag.

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