The San Antonio Spurs are still reportedly looking at potential trade partners for superstar Kawhi Leonard, and thus far, it seems as-if their asking price has been too high to get a deal done. The Spurs have a bit of leverage, given the fact that Leonard still has a year left on his deal. But Leonard has some leverage too - because unless he's willing to sign on long-term with a team that trades for him, the Spurs can't get a whole lot.
Leonard has reportedly expressed interest in playing for either the Lakers or the Clippers. But according to Chris Haynes, who appeared on The Jump, there might be a third team - an Eastern Conference team - that he might be willing to sign with.
Haynes says that Leonard would consider signing with the Philadelphia 76ers. They're the only Eastern Conference team he'd consider.
"I want to add clarity to that," said Chris Haynes on The Jump. "Los Angeles are his preferred destinations. He will consider Philly. That's the only Eastern Conference team he would consider if they're able to put a package together."
The 76ers make a lot of sense, given the fact that they have two budding superstars in Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons. Adding Leonard in the fold would easily make them the favorite in the Eastern Conference.
With no deadline, there could be a few more months of Kawhi drama. At this point, we just want to see him on the floor for any team when the 2018-2019 season tips off.