By Harry Allison
So now the onion is being peeled back on the Sixers interest in Kawhi Leonard two months ago, which resulted in the Spurs star being traded to Toronto for Demar Derozen.
According to ESPN’s Zach Lowe, the Sixers turned down San Antonio’s feeler for a deal involving either Joel Embiid or Ben Simmons. Rumor had it that Markelle Fultz could have been on the table, but Lowe shut that down:
“There is no evidence that the Spurs wanted Fultz. I’ve been told the Spurs never asked for Fultz, and actively didn’t want Fultz, and in fact wanted one of the two big guys.”