Kawhi Leonard has no desire to play in Toronto, league source tells ESPN. The Raptors take a shot at a ring and winning Leonard over to their team, if that fails and he bolts they start a rebuild (they also didn't give up young players they really like such as OG Anunoby and Pascal Siakam). Ujiri will make the deal with a determination that he can sell Leonard on re-signing with the Raptors next summer in free agency, sources said. He's already indicating that he isn't excited about playing even a single season for the Raptors.
DeRozan was named to the 2018 All-NBA Second Team after averaging 23.0 points, 5.2 assists and 3.9 rebounds in 33.9 minutes in 80 games last season with Toronto. San Antonio initially rebuked the Lakers' efforts to begin trade talks, then grew more receptive but with the caveat of asking for a significant haul in exchange for Leonard.
Kawhi Leonard is a two-time Defensive Player of the Year and two-time All Star
Green averaged 9.1 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 520 games for the Spurs, helping them to the 2014 crown after starting his National Basketball Association career in Cleveland. During the 2016-17 season, he averaged a career-best 25.5 points and was third in the MVP voting.
DeRozan's immediate reaction - after reportedly being informed during a meeting with team brass at Vegas Summer League he would not be traded - was not positive. 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 caliber player in DeRozan to the Spurs.
The contrast in the two contract situations is major and illustrates the risk the Raptors may accept. DeRozan is under contract each of the next three seasons at almost $28 million per season. The five-year, $221 million supermax contract did not work, so the organization found what they perceived to be their best offer and moved in another direction.
The Raptors now will hope he'll reconsider a year from now - just as Paul George did in re-signing with Oklahoma City after being traded there last summer following him issuing a similar demand to the Indiana Pacers. The discussion of if you can win a championship in the Warriors Era with Westbrook as your centerpiece will wage on, but the Thunder can't afford to let stars walk.
Machado will start for the AL in Tuesday's All-Star Game , his fourth All-Star appearance in seven seasons. Machado will now chase a World Series in Los Angeles , a large platform from which to build his value.
Donald Trump is to round off his first United Kingdom visit as president today as he heads for a meeting with Vladimir Putin . Some NATO countries even worry Mr Trump - in a one on one meeting - might recognise Russia's annexation of Crimea.
The US Commerce Department has lifted an export ban that blocked Chinese mobile giant ZTE from doing business with US companies . A group of Republican and Democratic U.S. senators on Thursday sent a letter seeking to reinstate penalties on ZTE Corp.
Trump met with British Prime Minister Theresa May at her official country residence, Chequers, on Friday morning. After leaving Chequers, Mr Trump travelled to Windsor Castle to have tea with Queen Elizabeth .
One game stands in the way of Les Bleus winning a second World Cup and it must be said that it's hard to see past them. France were in the final of the Euros, but I don't want any of my players to be frustrated or disappointed.
Lighthizer reiterated that the tariffs "will eventually cover up to US$50 billion in Chinese imports as legal processes conclude". And American consumers will have to pay the high price because USA firms will have to buy them despite the high tariffs.
Croatia went down with the same grit that had taken it through three extra-time matches, all won after conceding the opening goal. But who cares? This was the World Cup! 'The Croatian president is coming out of this as the victor .
It was determined that 24-year-old Sarah Webb (Sarah Webb) should be released, but the officers still detained her. The charges against the driver have since been dropped. "She says 'Oh, absolutely not".
Joe Root causes a stir with cocky century celebration
The Indian skipper, who had reached his 48th ODI half-century off 55 balls, looked stunned at the turn Rashid had generated. He was drafted in after Jason Roy was a doubt after suffering a finger injury during England's win at Lord's on Saturday.
Alisson close to Liverpool
Their opening bid of £44M, however, falls well short of Roma's valuation and has left Liverpool at the front of the queue. Liverpool had been deterred from pursing that interest at the start of the summer by Roma's asking price.
Groenewegen wins longest Tour stage
Laurent Pichon, another French rider with Fortuneo-Samsic, then also got away alone for a spell. Chris Froome calmly dropped back to his team vehicle to get his seat adjusted by a mechanic.
Paul: Putin will never admit to election hack
The summit was first announced June 27 after Bolton met with Putin and other senior Russian officials in Moscow. It's a privilege to give my advice to the president. "He's going to make the decision how to handle this".
Thai boys 'passed by hand' to cave surface
Some had also lost as much as 5kg but had regained some of the weight, and their appetites, in hospital, Dr Piyasakol said. A 14-year-old team member nicknamed Note said: "I am in good health now".