Podcast: Recapping the Spurs' trade of Kawhi Leonard

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The Spurs made it official on Wednesday, trading forward Kawhi Leonard to the Toronto Raptors for All-Star DeMar DeRozan.

After weeks of speculation, the deal came as a surprise to many around the NBA, as few considered the Raptors as a legit suitor for Leonard.

The Spurs also sent guard Danny Green to the Raptors in the deal and landed big man Jakob Poeltl and a protected 2019 first-round pick.

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Express-News Spurs beat reporter Jabari Young provides his thoughts on the deal in this special Spurs Insider podcast, explains why the team will miss Green, and if DeRozan's addition will help the team stay afloat as one of the top teams in the Western Conference.

Jabari Young is a San Antonio Express-News staff writer. Read more of his stories here. | jyoung@express-news.net | @JabariJYoung