A Championship Contender May Have Just Entered The Race For Kawhi Leonard


Kawhi Leonard will nearly certainly try to pick his next team if he is successful in forcing his way out of San Antonio, but that does not mean the Spurs have any interest in granting him his wish.

Working out a deal for Leonard would be a tough ask for Cleveland. It's hard to see how they can work a deal for Leonard, who has only one year left on his contract.

It's also worth noting that the Spurs could take their time with this process and trade Leonard after the draft or even after the season starts.

Some are realistic (Lakers, Clippers, Celtics, 76ers) and some aren't (Kings).

Uneasy feelings surrounding the Spurs' handling of Leonard's quad injury have compelled San Antonio's franchise player to request a trade to Los Angeles, preferably the Lakers.

As Kawhi Leonard reportedly does not want to remain with the San Antonio Spurs for the 2018-19 National Basketball Association season, the Los Angeles Lakers have emerged as his preferred destination.

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A potential trade package for Leonard could include a mix of any of the following players: Goran Dragic, Tyler Johnson, Josh Richardson, Justise Winslow, and Bam Adebayo.

The Cavaliers have Kevin Love and the No.8 overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft to offer up to the Spurs, but that doesn't look like it would be enough to please the San Antonio.

Former NBA star Gary Payton gave some insight to the wave of free agency that will come down on July 1, with many big names bound to make major moves.

The Los Angeles Lakers have big dreams for this offseason, as they hope to sign free agents LeBron James and Paul George.

According to ESPN's Chris Haynes, the small forward has grown frustrated with how the organization handled his injury and feels the team turned on him once he sought a second opinion.

San Antonio can offer him a supermax deal for 5-years worth $219 million, while others can only offer $188 million, like his hometown Los Angeles. IN sent Paul George to Oklahoma City, and the forward could be headed elsewhere in free agency after spending just one season with the Thunder.