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Lakers Have Not 'Shown A Sense Of Urgency' For Kawhi Leonard Trade

13 July, 2018, 02:39 | Author: Tommie Newton
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The Kawhi Leonard trade rumors have simmered down a bit the past week or so since the top National Basketball Association free agents signed new deals.

Naturally, when a player of Leonard's stature becomes disgruntled and consequently available for trade discussions, there are going to be a host of teams competing for his services.

The Spurs are listed as the second team Leonard will likely play for next season followed by the Lakers and Clippers. "The Toronto Raptors also generated buzz as a potential destination for Leonard", Tim Bontemps writes. However, teams like Toronto could look at what happened with Paul George last year, when the Oklahoma City Thunder took a chance by trading for him even though it seemed like he would be a one-year rental.

One of the suitors appears to be the Toronto Raptors, who are clearly interested in changing the mix after seeing their season end the past two years with series sweeps at the hands of the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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Despite their worsening relationship with Kawhi Leonard, the Spurs are still hoping that they can get valuable assets that could keep them competitive in the Western Conference.

If San Antonio wants to get a deal done, the Sixers remain one of the best options in the league.

However, the reported stories say that the Lakers have been unwilling to attach any of their best young players in a trade for Kawhi, and the Celtics' and Sixers' offers have been similar, which opens the door slightly for another team to enter.

With tensions between Leonard and the Spurs reaching irreconcilable levels, the belief is that a trade back home to Los Angeles would be a welcome change for the former Finals MVP. All in all, it's not a bad deal and not a robbery by any means.

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