Published: Tue, July 10, 2018
Sports | By Jonathan Ford

Kawhi Leonard Rumors: New Team ‘Generating Buzz’ As Potential Destination

Kawhi Leonard Rumors: New Team ‘Generating Buzz’ As Potential Destination

Concern about Leonard's injury status and his impending interest in remaining in another National Basketball Association city different than Los Angeles have been reasons that have kept front offices from stepping up their offers, unwilling to give up any valuable assets in trade talks with the Spurs. Los Angeles is not going to do that.

Leonard's camp put out his interest to join the Lakers amid his outrage with the way he was treated by the Spurs, but he's in no way facilitated any sort of good faith around league circles. With San Antonio in no rush to move its disgruntled superstar, the drama could drag on throughout the summer - and beyond.

Along with the Boston Celtics, the Sixers are one of the few teams other than the Lakers that have the assets to trade for Leonard.

The Spurs have reportedly asked the Sixers for three future first-round draft picks and two current players but if one of those players do not include one of either Markelle Futlz, Ben Simmons or Joel Embiid, it will likely be rejected.

10 days into the NBA's New Year, the San Antonio Spurs have yet to trade Kawhi Leonard.

He is still under contract for the upcoming season so the Spurs don't necessarily have to trade him if they don't want to, unless the price is right. He was clearly a favorite for the team and years later, he could be in the mix yet again.

"The Toronto Raptors also generated buzz as a potential destination for Leonard", Bontemps writes.

With the departure of LeBron James this offseason, his dominance of the Eastern Conference was taken with him, leaving a wide open Eastern Conference for any team willing to take it.

The Kawhi Leonard saga is continuing for now.

It's been almost a month since it was reported that Kawhi Leonard wants out of San Antonio, and yet the 2014 Finals MVP is still wearing a Spurs uniform. Leonard played in only nine games in 2017-18, scoring 16.2 points a night, well below his average of 25.5 in 2016-17.

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