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Analyst Favors Two Teams To Sign Kawhi Leonard In Free Agency

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Analyst Favors Two Teams To Sign Kawhi Leonard In Free Agency

Leonard is putting together a playoff run for the ages and he’s carried the Raptors all season long while dealing with rumors about his future, since the team acquired him on a trade with the Spurs despite knowing that he was set to hit free agency at the end of the season.

The Raptors hoped Leonard could help them go far in the playoffs and that they can convince him to re-sign with them and now that making the NBA Finals is a real possibility, they might be able to keep him in Toronto but Leonard always keeps things to himself and he’s focused on the present.

FS1 analyst Cris Carter does think that Leonard’s free agency future will come down to two teams and on a recent episode of First Things First he signaled the Clippers and Knicks as frontrunners.

“I can believe there’s going to be three teams in the Kawhi Leonard sweepstakes. That being the Clippers, I know the Lakers would like to be, I don’t believe they’ll be able to get in there to be able to make a mark, and the Knicks.”

“I believe it’s a two-team race between the Clippers and the Knicks. The Raptors, I just believe, without a championship, Kawhi is a different person. Don’t get caught up into the emotion, don’t react to this the way you would react, try to think about Kawhi because he’s the person making a decision.”

During the same show he later said that the Raptors have “a chance” and then stated they “might have a slight edge.”

“Toronto does have a chance, so does New York, and so do the Clippers because he’s playing in Toronto and he is a loyalty guy, they might have a slight edge, but those other two teams got real possibilities.”

ESPN’s Brian Windhorst reported that LeBron James has been in talks with Leonard and Jimmy Butler and a team led by James and Leonard would be extremely fun to watch but the popular belief is that the Clippers are Leonard’s favorite Los Angeles team.

Eastern Conference Finals Series Odds: No. 1 Milwaukee Bucks vs. No. 2 Toronto Raptors
(Courtesy of BetOnline)

Toronto Raptors: -225

Milwaukee Bucks: +195

Odds to Win the NBA Championship

Warriors -275

Raptors +400

Bucks +800

Series Price for Potential Warriors vs. Bucks NBA Finals

Warriors -205

Bucks +175

Series Price for Potential Warriors vs. Raptors NBA Finals

Warriors -330

Raptors +275

Bucks vs. Raptors Results and Schedule

Game 1: Bucks won 108-100

Game 2: Bucks won 125-103

Game 3: Raptors won 118-12

Game 4: Raptors won 118-12

Game 5: Raptors won 105-99

Game 6: Saturday, May 25 at 8:30 PM ET (If necessary)

Game 7: Monday, May 27 at 8:30 PM ET (If necessary)

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Yes +100

Drake Touches Nick Nurse During Game 6 Broadcast

No -500

Yes +300

Giannis Antetokounmpo Missed Free-Throws

Over 3.5 free-throws -110

Under 3.5 free-throws -110

Giannis Antetokounmpo Speaks to Drake During Game 6

No -700

Yes +400

NBA on TNT Staff Say “Drake” During Halftime Show

No -300

Yes +200

NBA Publicly Warns Drake About Courtside Behavior

No -2500

Yes +750

Will Drake Be Removed From Game 6 by Security?

No -3500

Yes +900