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Sport Kawhi Leonard reportedly still wants to be a Laker, even after adding LeBron James

03:55  02 july  2018
03:55  02 july  2018 Source:   yardbarker.com

Report: Cavaliers will pursue Kawhi Leonard in an attempt to keep LeBron James

  Report: Cavaliers will pursue Kawhi Leonard in an attempt to keep LeBron James Most would think it’s time for Cleveland to roll over if LeBron leaves and rebuild a sinking ship. But, Cleveland is stuck in a corner, as most of their roster is signed for multiple years. According to Cleveland.com, the Cavaliers will look to remain in contention as they try to pursue Kawhi Leonard.Cleveland is among the teams trying to pry Kawhi Leonard away from the Spurs, but assembling a workable offer won’t be easy, Pluto adds in the same story. Kevin Love, who will make $24.1M next season with a player option close to $25.

Kevork Djansezian/Getty The Los Angeles Lakers are reportedly discussing a trade for Kawhi Leonard with the San Antonio Spurs, with the hopes that landing Leonard will get them LeBron James in free agency.

In the latest batch of LeBron James rumors, LeBron reportedly reached out to Kevin Durant about joining the Lakers , but one Cleveland.com reporter says other Cam also discusses Kawhi Leonard reaching out to LeBron James .

a man holding a basketball© Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports Bombs away, LeBron James has signed a four-year deal to join the Lakers. Now, the next domino to fall is Kawhi Leonard and where he will go. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, Kawhi Leonard still wants to be in Los Angeles after LeBron James has now signed.

Before free agency began, rumors were flying that Kawhi Leonard didn’t like the idea of playing with LeBron James, even if that means it was in Los Angeles. Now that the LeBron James signing has occured, the Lakers can now put all of their chips into a possible deal with the Spurs for Kawhi.

LeBron James averaged 27.5 points, 8.6 rebounds and 9.1 assists per game in this final campaign with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Report: Spurs continue to ‘raise the ante’ in Leonard trade talks .
The Philadelphia 76ers are among the teams that are interested in acquiring Kawhi Leonard via trade, but the star forward likely isn’t going anywhere until the San Antonio Spurs place a more realistic price tag on him. Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Daily News reports that the Sixers have been in talks with the Spurs and are confident they could convince Leonard to sign an extension, but the Spurs “keep trying to raise the ante” for Leonard by claiming another team is offering more.

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