Still two weeks out from the start of free agency, the recent news surrounding Kawhi Leonard has already sent the National Basketball Association world into a tailspin.
There are rumors that Kawhi wants to head to Los Angeles and play for the Lakers, but that is unlikely to happen since head coach Gregg Popovich has a personal rule to never trade a star to a team in his own conference. The 26-year-old's preference is to be traded to the Los Angeles Lakers, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
Kawhi Leonard #2 of the San Antonio Spurs gets introduced into the starting lineup against the Sacramento Kings on November 16, 2016 at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, California. However, during all of that mess, reports surfaced that the Spurs were planning on giving Leonard the super max deal to help ease the tension.
"Any deal with the Spurs for Leonard would mean trading draft picks and younger players".
Leonard also has just one year on his contract, giving the disgruntled superstar a say in where he'll go, as he can threaten to leave a given team after one year. Some combination of Josh Jackson, T.J. Warren, Marquese Chriss and Dragan Bender might get San Antonio's attention, and one of the expiring contracts of Tyson Chandler or Jared Dudley will have to be included to line up the financial numbers.
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The problem for the Lakers there is other teams won't care as much-a shot at Leonard is a shot at Leonard regardless of price.
LeBron James' impending decision has Cleveland Cavaliers fans wondering what if, as a myriad of changes resulted in an unprecedented season with James still managing to carry the team to a fourth straight NBA Finals.
The relationship between Leonard and the Spurs seemed to fracture slowly. If they renounce the rights to all 7 of these players (Julius Randle, Brook Lopez, Isaiah Thomas), they would free up $37 million, giving them enough room for Kawhi and enough to fill out the bench with some vet minimums, which players would do to play with that collection of talent. Phoenix explored Kyrie Irving trades last summer but was reluctant to deal Josh Jackson, whom they selected with the fourth overall pick.