Strive for Greatness: Looking back on LeBron James’ second stint with Cavaliers

Strive for Greatness: Looking back on LeBron James’ second stint with Cavaliers

Strive for Greatness: Looking back on LeBron James’ second stint with Cavaliers

But in his report, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski added that the Lakers "did not have a good initial conversation" with the Spurs about a potential deal.

Landing Leonard would be a huge first step in the Lakers attempting to sign big free agents like LeBron James and Paul George in free agency, creating a core of star players to bring the team back to relevance in the National Basketball Association.

Even if they decline Kendrick Perkins' team option, waive unguaranteed Okaro White, renounce all their free agents besides LeBron and somehow dump George Hill, Tristan Thompson and J.R. Smith without taking any salary in return... the Cavs would still have just the mid-level exception to spend.

Celtics general manager Danny Ainge has taken similar risks before, though nothing identical to giving up a haul for Leonard, who played only nine games this season because of a leg injury but who finished third in MVP voting only one season prior.

That offer could include a combination of the Lakers young talent, including Brandon Ingram, Kyle Kuzma, Julius Randle and multiple future draft picks. Leonard has one more year left on his current deal, which will earn him $21.3 million in 2018-19, and will become an unrestricted free agent at the end of next season.


But if a team like the Lakers is desperate to land Leonard, then it could help the Spurs.

But what if they strike out on James, George and Leonard in the next few weeks?

"Hart is part of why the Lakers could be poised to make the playoffs no matter what happens next season". So with the recent rumor surrounding Philadelphia being one of the teams that has already made an offer to San Antonio, here are three questions to consider surrounding the latest trade report involving Leonard.

The Spurs are on the clock, too. That could mean that the Lakers may only be desperate for a little while longer. Meanwhile, Brian Windhorst is reporting that LeBron will make his decision by July 4th, and USA Today is noting that the Houston Rockets are "all in" on LeBron James.

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