Philly has ‘really good chance’ to land Kawhi Leonard

Annette Crawford
July 10, 2018

"I think even just based what we did this offseason, we are going to get better and move closer to our goal", Harris said, "which is that National Basketball Association championship that we keep talking [about]".

Kevin Durant re-upped on a short-term deal with the Golden State Warriors, Chris Paul returned to the Houston Rockets on a four-year mega contract, and Paul George broke the bank re-signing with the Oklahoma City Thunder. And if the Lakers are confident Leonard will sign with them when he becomes a free agent next summer, why would they bother trading for him? Kawhi Leonard is still a San Antonio Spur... for now.

Philadelphia has the cap space to make a run for Leonard - a move that could solidify a potential stronghold in the Eastern Conference, now that LeBron James has gone out West. Los Angeles is not going to do that.

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.


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.

Although the rumors of the Toronto Raptors acquiring Kawhi Leonard and giving up either DeMar DeRozan or Kyle Lowry have added an interesting twist to the disgruntled Spurs standout's ongoing saga, Raptors HQ opined that the chances of the 27-year-old forward/guard playing for the NBA's only Canadian team are quite slim.

Unlike the 76ers and Celtics, the Raptors don't possess a bevy of assets to swing a Leonard trade.

But according to the Washington Post's Tim Bontemps, another team has emerged in the sweepstakes. 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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