The Philadelphia 76ers are aiming high in NBA free agency. They have a meeting schedule with LeBron James' reps today.
It isn't just James that the Philly is after either. The Sixers are also looking into trading for San Antonio Spurs star Kawhi Leonard, and they're making that part of their pitch to James.
Basically, they want to let LeBron know if he comes, they will get Kawhi for him. But it isn't that simple.
The Spurs are willing to trade Leonard, but they aren't going to give him away. Philadelphia has to offer an attractive return package.
That hasn't happened yet, according to ESPN's Zach Lowe.
A trade proposal that has been kicked around has been Philly sending Robert Covington, Dario Saric and a first-round pick for Leonard. That's not a horrible idea, but it won't be enough, Lowe says.
In order to trade for Leonard, Philadelphia will have to be willing to part with more. Maybe they have to include second-year point guard Markelle Fultz, or additional picks.
If Philly really believes it has a shot at a LeBron/Kawhi pairing, it would behoove them to give up whatever it takes to make it a reality.