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Spurs' announcement of the Kawhi Leonard trade omits ... lots of stuff

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Spurs' announcement of the Kawhi Leonard trade omits ... lots of stuff

The Spurs traded Kawhi Leonard to the Raptors on Wednesday morning, and here's what San Antonio's press-release announcement of the deal said about him:

"Leonard spent his first seven seasons in the NBA with the Spurs, appearing in a total of 407 games and averaging 16.3 points, 6.2 rebounds and 2.3 assists."

That's it.

[RATTO: Kawhi Leonard trade widens gap between Warriors and teams chasing them]

You might notice that the Spurs chose not to mention that Leonard ...

 -- Was voted 2014 NBA Finals MVP
 -- Was selected All-NBA First Team in 2016 and 2017
 -- Finished second in MVP voting in 2016 and third in 2017
 -- Was named NBA Defensive Player of the Year in 2015 and 2016

In addition, this was the Spurs' tweet thanking Danny Green:

This was the Spurs' tweet "thanking" Kawhi:

The font size is ... laugh-out-loud status.

But ultimately, you can't really blame the Spurs for acting like this.

You can firmly put this in the "bad breakup" category ...

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller

Spurs trade Kawhi Leonard to Raptors for DeMar DeRozan-led package

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Spurs trade Kawhi Leonard to Raptors for DeMar DeRozan-led package

A blockbuster NBA trade was struck Wednesday morning, when the Spurs sent Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green to the Raptors, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported.

The Raptors shipped DeMar DeRozan, center Jakob Poeltl and a protected 2019 first-round draft pick to the Spurs, who later confirmed the deal.

In the middle of the night, ESPN's Chris Haynes tweeted:

Leonard will make $20.1 million next season and then become an unrestricted free agent (assuming he declines his player option for 2019-20).

DeRozan is scheduled to make $27.74 million each of the next two seasons and has a $27.74 million player option in 2020-21.

Poeltl, the ninth overall pick in the 2016 draft, averaged 6.9 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.2 blocks last season. He appeared in all 82 regular-season games.

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller

Report: Tony Parker leaving Spurs for Hornets

Report: Tony Parker leaving Spurs for Hornets

Tony Parker’s time in San Antonio is over, after 17 seasons and four NBA championships.

A person with knowledge of the negotiations says Parker has agreed to sign a two-year, $10 million deal with the Charlotte Hornets. The person spoke to AP on condition of anonymity Friday because the deal has not been signed.

Parker lost his starting role with the Spurs last season. The move to Charlotte reunites him with former Spurs assistant James Borrego, who became the head coach in Charlotte earlier this offseason.

Parker averaged career-lows of 7.7 points and 19.5 minutes last season. The six-time All-Star is the No. 4 all-time scorer in Spurs history and the franchise’s career assists leader.

He was part of 137 playoff wins with Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, the second most by any coach and player in NBA history. Popovich and Spurs legend Tim Duncan combined for 157 playoff wins. Parker has also appeared in 17 consecutive postseasons; only Karl Malone and John Stockton’s run of 19 straight playoff trips are longer.