What Players Might Los Angeles Offer San Antonio For Kawhi Leonard?

On the heels of reporting surrounding the Los Angeles Lakers and an aggressive trade pursuit of Kawhi Leonard before LeBron James acts on a player option for the 2018-19 National Basketball Association season, buzz is building that James' arrival in the nation's second-largest market could be dictated by another star (i.e. Leonard or Paul George) coming alongside him.

While Leonard is intent on playing for the Lakers, ESPN recently reported that the Lakers "did not have a good initial conversation with the Spurs".

The risk and price tag in acquiring San Antonio Spurs star Kawhi Leonard may be too rich for the Celtics this offseason, but the Celtics still can not just sit idle and watch Leonard land with a team like the 76ers.

Disgruntled superstar Kawhi Leonard wants to be traded to the Lakers, but the Spurs have been hesitant to do so, because of the reason mentioned above. That's when players have to exercise their opt-out options, and if the Lakers can land Leonard before the deadline, they're hoping it convinces LeBron James to take his talents to La-La Land and potentially bring free agent Paul George with him.

What exactly would that offer be?

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While the Lakers had once seemed like a front-runner for Leonard, a Los Angeles native, once he hit free agency, that was also previously the case with George.

The Lakers have been hunting a future first-round draft pick on the trade market in recent days, league sources said.

Kyle Kuzma and Brandon Ingram have been featured most prominently in any suggested trade proposals with the Spurs.

Last week, Chris Mannix of Yahoo Sports reported (via RealGM) that the Spurs aren't interested in Ball because of the "circus" that comes with the 20-year-old. A previous talk between the two franchises didn't go so well, but things have changed since then and it has the Spurs open to all possibilities, according to ESPN.

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