Leonard met with Gregg Popovich Tuesday evening to seemingly try and talk through some of the underlying issues that have led him to this point.
"Swapping Brown (and lots of other stuff) for Leonard would leave Boston with four players earning fat max contracts, including three - Horford, Irving and Leonard - who can negotiate fatter ones in 2019".
The 31-year-old veteran signed a two-year, $17 million deal with the Spurs last offseason, and the deal contained a player option on the second year.More news: SUV that flipped and crashed believed to be part of 'smuggling event'
Leonard has one year left on his contract before he can become a free agent.
Well, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, Leonard wants to go home - Los Angeles. This move has all of the signs of them potentially looking for something bigger, but a big deal might not fall into place.
I understand the risk with him being traded to another team, enjoying his time there and signing an extension, but I value building a team instead of depleting a roster for one star, especially given how the National Basketball Association is moving toward strong teams over one- or two-man teams.
Leonard attended the private memorial service for Popovichs late wife, Erin, in San Antonio after the season ended, and he interacted with team officials.
The Lakers aren't going to sit and wait around for players to sign with them this season, they are actively going out to get some. They've made smart move after smart move over the past year or so; we will see if they continue them and hold off the temptation to drain their roster and assets.