At this point, we can only assume where Kawhi Leonard wants to play next season. He reportedly wants out of San Antonio and wants to be in Los Angeles. In terms of whether that is with the Clippers or Lakers, no one truly knows.
Leonard, 27, has put the Spurs in a tight spot because of his reported desire to be in Los Angeles.
“All Kawhi wants to do is get the hell out of San Antonio and end up in L.A,” ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith today on First Take.
— First Take (@FirstTake) July 6, 2018
The Spurs still have to do what is best for their organization. If I’m the Spurs, and I’m trading Leonard to a Western Conference team, I would rather deal him to the Clippers.
There is no way I would want LeBron James and Kawhi Leonard on the same team. That combination would be tough to beat for years to come!
The ideal situation is to trade Leonard to the Eastern Conference, but you may not get enough back in return because those teams are not sure they can re-sign the two-time All-Star.
Leonard can opt out of his contract after next season.