Woj: C's among teams "fully engaged" in Kawhi Talks

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ESPN reports that the Lakers are said to be assembling an overwhelming offer for Leonard, an attempt to not only land him but also have enough cap space to sign LeBron.

The Lakers are motivated to make a deal for Leonard on several fronts, including the potential boost it would give them in luring James to Los Angeles.

"Kawhi Leonard to miss birthday party (return from injury management)", one fan said in relation to this past season's Spurs injury report.

There may not be any clarity as to what team has present the best trade package for Leonard, but that should make it evident that they have competition.

Rumors and reports have suggested James' top choices will be the Cleveland Cavaliers and Los Angeles Lakers, with some teams on the periphery, like the Philadelphia 76ers and Houston Rockets.

The Lakers have been weighing the conservation of young assets and future draft picks against the possibility of getting shut out in free agency. So if Boston trades for him, he could leave a year later when he becomes a free agent.

He's also a star who would fit well with the Sixers.

When it comes to LeBron James' free agency, momentum appears to be on the Los Angeles' Lakers side. "With San Antonio believed to be uninterested in Ball, the Lakers have three other intriguing young players-Brandon Ingram, Kyle Kuzma and Josh Hart-plus their future first-round picks to include in a deal". Even if the Celtics don't end up biting, it could end up driving the price up for a team like the Lakers.

The summer of superstars is nearly upon us, and the Los Angeles Lakers are poised to be big players during 2018 National Basketball Association free agency. The Ringer's Kevin O'Connor reported that there has always been discussion around the league about the 76ers adding James and Leonard this offseason. Covington is as much a paragon of the Sixers' development efforts as any player of The Process era, emerging from an undrafted free agent to a key starter the team inked to a long-term extension last fall.



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