Interested teams may get a chance to see Leonard in action for the first time since January 2018, as the two-time NBA All-Star is reportedly "seriously considering" participating in Team USA's minicamp later in July.
"Be told one thing & the outcome another", DeRozan wrote on his Instagram story.
Talks between the Spurs and Raptors have picked up over the last few days according to Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports. It's a big risk - Leonard is already walking away from the super max that only the Spurs can offer by asking for a trade, and so while the Raptors will acquire his full Bird rights in a deal and will be able to exceed the cap to re-sign him next summer, there's little indication he'll do anything but head west.
Toronto and San Antonio have been talking about the trade for two weeks, and several incarnations of packages have been discussed, league sources said.
"The potential deal would bring Leonard, one of the NBA's top players when healthy, to Toronto and send an All-NBA and All-Star calibre player in DeRozan to the Spurs".
Multiple reporters, including Charania and Haynes, have said that Leonard has "no desire" to play in Toronto, which could complicate the final stages of a deal.
The Boston Celtics, Philadelphia 76ers have also been rumoured in the running for Leonard, but over the past week, most in National Basketball Association front offices believed that Toronto were in the best position to offer the Spurs a hefty package.
Since Kawhi made it clear he wanted to be traded, the Spurs have deliberately taken a patient approach and wanted to explore all their options before making any decision. Because Leonard is a player teams fear could be a one-year rental, many offers are modified. The face of the franchise and culture, DeRozan remained loyal to the team in 2016 when he signed a five-year, $139 million contract extension.
Where will Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard be playing next season?