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15:36  25 june  2019
15:36  25 june  2019 Source:   sportingnews.com

Kawhi Leonard free agency rumors: Raptors star more interested in Clippers than Lakers

Kawhi Leonard free agency rumors: Raptors star more interested in Clippers than Lakers This is if Kawhi Leonard decides to leave Toronto at all. Wojnarowski made the comments on "Get Up!" Tuesday. "Kawhi Leonard's focus (is) on Los Angeles, but it's the Clippers not the Lakers." "No. 1, they don't have the money to sign him and (No.) 2, the idea of him being a third wheel on a team trying to create a superteam, that has not been Kawhi’s M.O. The Clippers are poised to be able to lure him from Toronto, this will be a Raptors, Clippers fight down to the end.

The 2019 NBA free agent class is star -studded and is going to radically alter the landscape of the league one way or another. Sources have told me marquee free agents like Kevin Durant, Kawhi Leonard & Tobias Harris will consider Brooklyn when making a decision this summer.

Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard reportedly 'focused' on Los Angeles Clippers, but not Los Angeles Lakers heading into 2019 NBA free agency . Depending on when the Davis trade is officially completed, the Lakers could sign a third All- Star player like Leonard or multiple role players to

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In case you've missed the billboards in L.A., the Ka'wine & Dine Initiative and free real estate in Toronto, NBA coaches getting hit with five-figure tampering fines and media pundits reading into his appearances at Major League Baseball games, Kawhi Leonard's contract has expired and his talents are available for hire.

Just weeks ago, Leonard became only the third player in NBA history to win a Finals MVP with multiple teams after leading the Raptors to their first title in franchise history. In doing so he made one of the most memorable shots in playoff history — see Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals — and justly moved into the discussion of being the league's best player after averaging over 30 points a game with a 62 percent true shooting percentage in the playoffs, something only six other players have done since 1984.

Kawhi Leonard free agency rumors: Raptors considered the ‘favorite to land’ star

Kawhi Leonard free agency rumors: Raptors considered the ‘favorite to land’ star Leonard is “seriously considering re-signing” with the Raptors and they’re viewed as the “favorite to land” him, according to Yahoo Sports.

Kawhi Leonard goes into free agency as the top talent (who's healthy) in this year's crop. Among the latest rumors , a short list of suitors has emerged for both players. Al Horford declined the option year on his contract to become an unrestricted free agent , but the Boston Celtics have their sights on

Kawhi Leonard free agency rumors : Lakers believe they have ‘strong shot’ to sign superstar. They have a lot they'd have to juggle, but the Lakers are holding out hope of signing superstar free Adding Leonard , a Southern California native and the 2019 NBA Finals MVP, would likely make those odds

Leonard managed to win over a fan base in one season after a trade last summer from San Antonio and simultaneously changed his label of a quiet malcontent to that of a shy, lovable superstar who will do anything to win. His lack of sociability, however, makes for gauging his free agency preferences a challenge. Fortunately the media isn't shy about making its best guess.

Sporting News will keep you up to date on the latest deals, rumors and speculation below.

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Kawhi Leonard free agency: Tracking the latest news, rumors, predictions

Leonard 'seriously considering' re-signing with Raptors

Team: Toronto Raptors

Rumor: Unnamed sources say Leonard is "seriously considering re-signing with the Raptors" after opting out of the final year of his deal. Toronto is the only team that can offer him a five-year, $190 million contract, and he'd be sacrificing 10s of millions of dollars if he signed elsewhere.

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Kawhi Leonard free agency rumors : Raptors considered the ‘favorite to land’ star . Leonard almost singlehandedly carried the Raptors to their first title in franchise history this season. He averaged 30.5 points in the playoffs, was named the Finals MVP and helped the team avoid elimination by knocking

Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard addresses 2019 NBA free agency with them on brink of defeating Golden State Warriors in 2019 NBA Finals. Before the Game 4 win over the Warriors, Leonard addressed his impending free agency with the Raptors and what he is focused on heading

Reported by: Chris Haynes

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Leonard likes stability, familiarity of LA

Team: Los Angeles Clippers

Rumor: Location, location, location. Leonard is from Southern California's Inland Empire and played college ball at San Diego State. Leonard recently bought a new house in the area and his affinity for the region is apparently what limited the offers from Boston and and Philadelphia last summer when San Antonio made him available on the trade block. A stable front office led by owner Steve Ballmer and one of the league's best coaches in Doc Rivers are also said to be very appealing to Leonard.

Reported by: Kevin Arnovitz

Anthony David trade gives Lakers 'strong shot' at Kawhi?

Team: Los Angeles Lakers

Rumor: An unnamed Western Conference VP said the Lakers "think they have a strong shot" at signing Leonard this summer despite their current cap situation after acquiring Anthony Davis from the Pelicans earlier this month. The Lakers will have only around $25 million of cap space to offer Leonard who is possibly seeking a max contract valued at $32 million a year.

Kawhi Leonard free agency rumors: Clippers tentatively set July 2 meeting

Kawhi Leonard free agency rumors: Clippers tentatively set July 2 meeting The Clippers are viewed as the most likely destination for Leonard, a Southern California native, if he decides to leave the Raptors.

NBA Free Agency Rumors : Lakers, Clippers, Mavs Interested In Al Horford After Opting Out With NBA Free Agency Rumors : Lakers Discussing Potential Role Players To Sign With Cap Space. Please go over the Luxary tax and sign another star like Kawhi ! Winning championships will make up

Kawhi Leonard free agency rumors : Lakers believe they have ‘strong shot’ to sign superstar. They have a lot they'd have to juggle, but the Lakers are holding out hope of signing superstar free Adding Leonard , a Southern California native and the 2019 NBA Finals MVP, would likely make those odds

Reported by: Ric Bucher

76ers a dark horse to sign Leonard?

Team: Philadelphia 76ers

Rumor: Can you say dark horse? Philadelphia "may very well" get a meeting with Leonard despite knowing Toronto and the Clippers are the heavy favorites to land the All-Star. Philadelphia also has to deal with the decision of whether or not to re-sign Jimmy Butler and/or Tobias Harris. Waiting for Leonard to decide may mean passing on both Butler and Harris in the meantime.

Reported by: Adrian Wojnarowski

LeBron begins full-court press on Kawhi

Team: Los Angeles Lakers

Rumor: For once LeBron James is on the other side of free agency recruitment. James is said have "already begun the recruiting process" and "has had contact with Kawhi Leonard." Players don't have to worry about tampering enforcement, but the Lakers are greatly restricted by cap space following their recent trade for Anthony Davis. The same report also indicated discussions between James and Jimmy Butler.

Reported by: Brian Windhorst

Danny Green on Kawhi Leonard's free agency: 'I try to leave him alone'.
Green is waiting to see what Leonard does before deciding where he will sign in free agency.

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