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NBA trade rumors: Here's what move to Raptors would cost Kawhi Leonard on his next contract

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Kawhi Leonard (Getty Images)

With the Raptors reportedly close to acquiring Kawhi Leonard in a trade with the Spurs, the former NBA Finals MVP better be prepared to pack his bags for Toronto - and leave a big pile of cash on the table in San Antonio.

Leonard has one year and $20 million left on his current contract as well as a $21 million player option for the 2019-20 season, one he is unlikely to take. The Spurs would have been able to offer Leonard a five-year, $221 million "supermax" contract this summer, but Leonard appeared willing to pass on the deal following a frustrating season full of injury troubles and confusing PR moves.

So how much money could Leonard lose in a potential trade? Here are the contract numbers...

Leonard's next contract Spurs in 2018 Traded to Raptors (re-sign in 2019) New team in 2019
Years 5 5 4
Dollars $221M $190M $141M
Per year $44.2M $38M $35.25M

That's a difference of $31 million if Leonard decides to re-sign following a potential trade to the Raptors, or $80 million if Leonard becomes a free agent in the summer of 2019 and signs with another team.

Leonard should receive a shiny new deal in the next year or so regardless of what jersey he is wearing, but he stands to lose a lot by leaving San Antonio.

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