"If you've looked at the moves that have happened out there, the Sixers have tied up some of their cap space - they've moved forward".
That number is likely larger, but it's nonetheless notable for a sluggishly-moving situation for the Spurs, who have not received impressive-enough offers for their swingman with one year left on his contract and a reported expectation he would like to join the Los Angeles Lakers.
It was reported earlier this morning that the Spurs were in "serious talks" with the Raptors regarding a trade for wantaway star Leonard.
Expect much more news in the coming hours on this potential blockbuster trade. The report adds neither Leonard nor DeRozan are expressing enthusiasm for the trade despite being aware the deal could be imminent.
So, we've got unanimous disgust from the primary players involved here. But even with Leonard, the Raptors are still behind at least the Boston Celtics and probably the Philadelphia 76ers on paper. According to the report, a bevy of picks have been "bandied about in recent weeks". Of course, the article makes sure to say "combination of" and doesn't suggest all of those pieces would be included in the deal. The 2014 NBA Finals MVP then met with Spurs coach Gregg Popovich on June 19 and informed him that his stance had not changed, league sources said, and Leonard had long eyed Los Angeles as his next destination via free agency in 2019.