Kawhi Leonard Trade Rumors: Anonymous Exec Expects 'He's Gone Sooner Than Later'

Doug Mendoza
July 11, 2018

Kawhi Leonard's hive-mind of his uncle's friends decided that the two-way superstar would be playing in Los Angeles next season, and agreed that Kawhi wouldn't set foot on the court for another team.

It's probably a longshot, but it is interesting to see that Toronto is being talked about alongside National Basketball Association heavyweights like the Los Angeles Lakers - Leonard's preferred choice - the Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers.

Though Kawhi Leonard prefers going to the Los Angeles Lakers, the Philadelphia 76ers - being well-equipped with skilled players which they could arrange for a deal - have a chance at landing the defensive stalwart via trade.

And Carter has revealed that, despite beliefs, Popovich wants to make Leonard happy - hinting that he would trade him to a rival in the Western Conference rather than a team in the East.

With the 28-year-old now having a year left on his deal, the Spurs have some leverage in that they can choose who they trade Leonard to or keep him for a year where he can then leave as an unrestricted free agent.

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"You gotta expect that he's gone sooner than later", that same West exec told The Undefeated.

"You can't guarantee me Kawhi is going to show up at your facility if you're Boston or Philadelphia and you train for him today".

The other team that seems to be majorly interested and have the assets is the Philadelphia 76ers.

The Spurs reportedly are asking the world for Leonard from the Lakers - packages including L.A.'s top young players and a pile of draft picks - and don't appear willing to budge or negotiate much. Certainly, if you sign them as a free agent, you get them for free.

"If the right situation comes where we can acquire someone that can really add value to our program and the cost of it isn't prohibitive, then we'll move forward and do that", Sixers co-managing partner Josh Harris said.

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