Spurs' Kawhi Leonard Remains High Priority For Clippers

Spurs' Kawhi Leonard Remains High Priority For Clippers

Spurs' Kawhi Leonard Remains High Priority For Clippers

With LeBron James signing a four-year deal with the Lakers, Los Angeles may have gotten more appealing for Leonard, who ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski said is focused on the west coast. In Tobias Harris, the Clippers have the best current player, but they can't offer the different level of prospects that the Lakers have in guys such as Brandon Ingram and Kyle Kuzma. "If they are going to make a leverage trade... they might as well make it in February".

On the Sixers and a potential trade for Kawhi Leonard, it's worth noting that there are several people with Philadelphia who feel confident that Leonard would strongly consider re-signing there next summer if they traded for him. While Golden State has more valuable top-tier players, the Celts are the better bank with young talent (Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, Terry Rozier) and draft picks (futures from Sacramento and Memphis).

The Spurs have until the N.B.A.'s annual trade deadline in February 2019 to keep weighing their options before they risk losing Leonard without compensation when he becomes a free agent next summer.

The Lakers did not even get to meet with George, a player many believed was destined to wear the Purple and Gold. The Celtics were only one win away from making the NBA Finals as they lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference Finals.

If the Lakers were to agree to a contract with George, who opted out of the final year and $20.7 million of his contract with the Thunder, then it would be a clear sign that James is headed to Los Angeles. Philadelphia and Houston are interested in pursuing George now that he's told Oklahoma City that he won't opt in for the final year of his contract, according to ESPN.

One agent recently suggested to Business Insider that the Spurs should not trade Leonard, barring a mega-offer.

Right now, the Kawhi Leonard sweepstakes is taking place, with the San Antonio Spurs entertaining suitors. However, the Spurs are insisting on a much bigger haul than the Lakers are offering.

Plus, the Spurs might not wish to aid the rival Lakers to such a degree.

A trade to the Lakers. Nobody knows how Leonard will play next year as trading for him would be too risky.

"I just don't think the Spurs are that motivated to trade Kawhi".

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