Kawhi Leonard Trade Watch has entered another day. There’s yet to be any serious movement when it comes to a Spurs trade. San Antonio’s asking price remains quite high, according to reports.
The Lakers do not appear to be willing to give up the young players the Spurs are asking for. They believe they can land him in free agency in 2019.
So, Kawhi’s most-likely landing spot might be in the Eastern Conference. The Philadelphia 76ers might be the favorite at this point.
However, Philadelphia is currently unwilling to give up former No. 1 overall pick Markelle Fultz. They are, though, willing to give up some of their other young assets.
As expected, the Spurs are asking for a grand offer in return for Leonard, a two-time Defensive Player of the Year and a Finals MVP.
Philadelphia is willing to build a package around Dario Šarić, Robert Covington and multiple draft picks to acquire Leonard. They will not include Ben Simmons, Joel Embiid or Markelle Fultz.
Yahoo Sports reported the Spurs asked for Šarić, Covington, Fultz and three future first-round picks from the Sixers in exchange for Leonard.
If the Sixers decide to include Fultz, a deal could be agreed upon, as it will be difficult for another team to top their offer.
The Raptors are the other Eastern Conference team that might be interested in making a big trade for Kawhi. All-Star guard DeMar DeRozan is a potential trade piece.
Stay tuned. This Kawhi Leonard Trade Watch is only going to heat up from here.