The report comes amid news that Leonard met with Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich in southern California, which was planned for weeks and meant to discuss a number of issues that have led to Leonard's desire to leave San Antonio.
Lakers star Kyle Kuzma added to the discussion on Wednesday night with a tweet that put Lakers fans into a frenzy. Furthermore, Leonard reportedly plans on telling other potential suitors that he won't re-sign with them in 2019 when he becomes a free agent, as he prepares to sign in LA. The Spurs can offer him supermax deal of $219 million for five years this summer. Since winning the 2014 NBA Finals MVP award, Leonard has been named the league's Defensive Player of the Year twice with two top-three regular-season MVP finishes.
There are parallels between George's situation a year ago and the current one with Leonard.
According to Marc J. Spears of ESPN, the 6-foot-5 guard is being eyed by the Philadelphia 76ers as their first pick in the draft. "Teams can go decades without acquiring a player that good". This move has all of the signs of them potentially looking for something bigger, but a big deal might not fall into place. However, since they have been linked to San Antonio Spurs superstar Kawhi Leonard, those picks might be ammo to try and work out a trade with the Spurs.
It's nearly draft day Philadelphia 76ers fans, and don't look now, but your favorite team's already making moves.
"LaMarcus has been a monster all year long". He plays through everything. According to ESPN's Stephen A. Smith, Leonard is determined to get to Los Angeles, one way or another.
The Kawhi Leonard saga is set to rumble on deep into the offseason as the Spurs All Star continues to attempt to force his way out of San Antonio.
The Lakers have been working out a lot of players and they might have found one that they believe could be a help for them this coming season.