It is no secret that the Los Angeles Lakers are very interested in trading for Kawhi Leonard. They are said to be one of two teams "engaged" with the Spurs in talks for Leonard, along with the Boston Celtics.
What remains to be seen is what the Lakers would give up in a deal for the 26-year-old star. Who would San Antonio covet, and who would LA be willing to part with?
According to the Washington Post's Tim Bontemps, it is unlikely that Lonzo Ball will be a Spur. Bontemps' latest piece says San Antonio is "believed to be uninterested" in the second-year point guard.
The question now is whether the Lakers even have enough to convince the San Antonio Spurs to send Leonard there. With San Antonio believed to be uninterested in Lonzo Ball, the Lakers have three other intriguing young players -- Brandon Ingram, Kyle Kuzma and Josh Hart -- plus their future first-round picks to include in a deal.
Per Bontemps, the Lakers are talking to other teams in the hopes of trading for an additional first-round pick. That acquired pick would then be used as part of the haul sent to San Antonio for Leonard.
The Denver Nuggets are one team the Lakers have contacted, and LA apparently is willing to take back a bad contract as a sweetener for receiving a pick.
As far as the Lonzo situation goes, Gregg Popovich doesn't seem like he would be a fan of having LaVar Ball around. That would likely explain why the team wouldn't be interested in Lonzo, if Bontemps is correct.
Of course, a third team could get involved in a Lakers/Spurs deal. The Big Lead's Jason McIntyre suggested the Orlando Magic earlier today.