It’s been quite a week, and next week promises to be fairly eventful with the NBA Draft, too. It’s not long after that when Canada will be continuing in FIBA qualifiers and free agency will open. We’re truly through a temporary lull and into the meaty part of the offseason, complete with wild Kawhi Leonard trade speculation. The Raptors, by the way, are +2000 to land Leonard, which is a multi-team tie for ninth-most likely. It ain’t nothing, though it depends on the Spurs having some specific preferences in a trade, and maybe a third team.Speculate away!
Here’s a fresh thread to discuss all of these things over the courts of the weekend.
And here’s what you may have missed during the week:
- The Raptors hired him
- His introductory presser with Masai Ujiri
- Will’s reaction podcast with Anthony
- The Raptors held their fourth pre-draft workout
- A draft preview podcast with me and professional scout Wes Brown
- Over at The Athletic, I got to take a look inside the Raptors’ pre-draft process without a pick
- Also at The Athletic, I examined what it may cost the Raptors to move into the draft
- Jerry Stackhouse is off to Memphis
- Dwane Casey is off to Detroit
- Rex Kalamian is off to the Clippers
- We have a Summer League schedule
- An offseason preview podcast with me and Daniel Hackett.
- Our player review series continues
- The senior women’s national team announced their assessment camp roster ahead of the World Cup
Enjoy your weekend, everyone.