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Basketball: Free agent fireworks set to begin for NBA teams

30 June 2018

The Los Angeles Lakers, Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers are the teams most often reported as the top Leonard suitors.

If you are familiar with the ethos of the Spurs, it's no surprise that they aren't very interested in dealing with LaVar and the circus that he pays to follow him around.

The San Antonio Spurs are now "ready" to trade Kawhi Leonard, according to a new piece of intel from the New York Times' Marc Stein.

Multiple reports this week have suggested that the team has finally given up hope of convincing him to stay and have chose to move on and seek the best possible deal to offload him.

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One week after Parker's comments, Wojnarowski and Michael C. Wright reported Leonard went to NY to rehab his injury under outside medical supervision and had no timetable to return to the Spurs. Per a mid-June report, Kawhi has asked for a trade and made it clear he wants to end up playing for the Lakers. It was rehab for me for eight months. Same kind of injury, but mine was 100 times worse, but the same kind of injury. Nevertheless, ESPN's Stephen A. Smith said Thursday that James "reached out to Kevin Durant via text, from what I'm told, about coming to Los Angeles". He had surgery, missing the first 19 games but returned in November 2017. Even though L.A. has yet to land one of those players, only the Golden State Warriors are given better odds to win the 2019 NBA Finals. He could just go to San Antonio and help the Spurs make Kawhi happy with a super max deal PLUS getting to play with LeBron James under Gregg Popovich and be thrust into championship contention immediately. No trade package has come to the forefront, but all three can offer young assets to entice San Antonio and work towards an agreement.

The Boston Celtics are another team that have interest in Leonard.

"Why would you give up that much for a one-year rental", is the common response when discussing the Leonard situation, and that was before fans heard actual names attached to an actual report.

Basketball: Free agent fireworks set to begin for NBA teams