LeBron James Rumors: Kawhi Trade Would Significantly Help Lakers' Chance at Deal

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San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich traveled Tuesday to Southern California and met with Kawhi Leonard prior to Thursday's National Basketball Association draft, league sources told ESPN.

However, that could be mitigated if they prove to present San Antonio with the best offer. As of now, Leonard would prefer a trade to the Lakers over the Clippers.

They can also trade both picks for Superstar Kawhi Leonard and hope he isn't just a one-year rental. Knowing Leonard won't re-sign with them in 2019 makes it hard for any other team to give up anything of value for Leonard.

Well, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and Ramona Shelburne added to the meeting reports, noting how Leonard remains "irate" with Popovich and Tony Parker over unsupportive in-season comments, as well as the belief that the quadriceps injury was mishandled.

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The Spurs, however, are not the Pacers, and Kawhi Leonard isn't Paul George.

With that in mind, the Cavs have reportedly been exploring their options on how to extract embattled forward Kawhi Leonard from San Antonio.

Even despite Leonard's reported feelings, it appears Popovich is still trying to fix the relationship, which fractured at some point during last season. Popovich told the big man that they wouldn't deal him, and the two sides eventually made it work. There are deep suspicions that Leonard has already decided he wants to play for the Lakers. However, one thing to consider with Leonard is the fact that he's eligible for a five-year, $219-million super-max contract extension with San Antonio, so there's a lot of money he could be leaving on the table if he does indeed force his way out. The organization can still hold onto him until July 1, 2019, but waiting only limits the time frame to trade their would-be face of the franchise.

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