The San Antonio Spurs are apparently not eager about buying and selling Kawhi Leonard regardless of the thriller surrounding his harm and standing. However that doesn’t imply groups received’t be lining as much as purchase his providers this summer season.
Leonard has performed simply 9 video games this season and it appears extraordinarily unlikely he’ll take the ground once more this 12 months, because it’s been reported that Leonard will miss the remainder of the postseason. That units up an unsure summer season for the Spurs and their famous person, who was a reliable MVP candidate final season.
The Spurs have deferred to Leonard’s “group” on a number of events and he’s at present rehabbing in New York away from everybody else, establishing an unsure summer season for everybody concerned. And in line with the Sporting Information‘ Sean Deveney, the Lakers are critical about making a push for Leonard in the summertime as a part of a serious overhaul of the crew that’s anticipated to incorporate large free agent signings.
Deveney pointed to former Lakers coach Bryan Scott’s opinion that the Lakers will attempt to commerce for Leonard and likewise signal LeBron James, mentioning that one other font workplace government agrees they’ll push for Leonard.
“I believe they go in exhausting for Leonard as soon as the season is over and as soon as the mud settles in San Antonio,” one government informed Sporting Information. “(Leonard) desires to go to LA. There in all probability received’t be public calls for on that, however he has leverage. He’s going to be a free agent (in 2019). He’s an LA man and he can simply let groups know he received’t re-sign subsequent 12 months with anybody however the Lakers.”
As Deveney notes, it’s not a easy commerce for the Lakers to make, and becoming a supermax deal on the roster nonetheless requires some juggling by Los Angeles. However for a crew that’s very clearly going star-hunting this summer season because it tries to rebuild, Leonard is an intriguing choice. Even when the Spurs say he isn’t at present on the desk.
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