Free agency begins Saturday at 9:01 p.m. PT, but players can not officially sign until next Friday. This report comes in the wake of an earlier one on Wednesday that stated that the Lakers and Spurs had “re-engaged” on talks about a potential Leonard trade. He wants to be traded, but only to the Los Angeles Lakers or Los Angeles Clippers.
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This was another obvious dig at Leonard as the 27-year-old chose to rehab away from the team and work with doctors in NY. By giving what the Spurs would like (young stars, draft picks), the C’s might be able to make a better run for a championship this season.
Sure, the Celtics would love to have Kawhi Leonard in their uniform.
Where Leonard ends up could have massive innuendos on the future of the league.
ESPN now reports that the Spurs are hoping to get a package for Leonard that’s greater than what the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Indiana Pacers got for Kyrie Irving and George last summer. “If James signed with LA, he’s conceding he won’t make the National Basketball Association finals”.
Previous information indicated that the Spurs had shut down their initial trade talks with the Lakers, and further reports surfaced saying that San Antonio wouldn’t even trade Leonard to a Western Conference team.
Trading for Leonard would be very risky for the Celtics as they already have a team that could contend for the title.
The former Finals MVP disagreed with both the diagnosis and treatment of the injury, eventually seeking an alternative opinion from a doctor of his own choosing – Dr Jonathan Glashow, who also moonlights at the Sixers’ chief medical officer.
The Spurs are in no rush to make a deal, and don’t necessarily have to, preferring to try to fix their relationship with Leonard and potentially reward him with a super-max contract.
The 76ers need depth at power forward and Frye may actually get decent minutes during the regular season as a result.