REPORT: Kawhi Leonard Wants To Be Traded To The Los Angeles Lakers
After playing in just nine games during the season stemming from a total breakdown of communication between Kawhi Leonard and the Spurs organization, it almost certain that the team will be moving on from their star player in the offseason.
According to this anonymous NBA executive, Leonard already has the destination he wants to go to.
“I think they go in hard for Leonard once the season is over and once the dust settles in San Antonio,” one executive told Sporting News. “(Leonard) wants to go to LA. There probably won’t be public demands on that, but he has leverage. He is going to be a free agent (in 2019). He’s an LA guy and he can just let teams know he won’t re-sign next year with anyone but the Lakers.”
“I would say that’s the most likely thing,” another general manager told Sporting News. “He’s going to be their target any way you look at it, this summer or next summer. There’s not many other ways to explain what’s been going on with that situation other than him trying to get out of San Antonio.”
Lakers might have to part ways with Ingram or Kuzma to acquire Leonard, but his talent and presence on the team could sway other star to come and form a superteam to put the Lakers back on top of the NBA world.