Kawhi Leonard has yet to be traded from the Spurs, despite reportedly demanding to be out of San Antonio, no longer trusting the organization after what transpired over the course of the 2018-19 season.
The Lakers are Leonard's preferred destination, but so far, Los Angeles has been unwilling to give the Spurs what it's going to take to land the All-Star forward. Promising young forward Kyle Kuzma is reportedly "off limits" in a trade for Leonard.
There are other teams that have interest in trading for Leonard, though. A couple of Eastern Conference teams make a lot of sense for the All-NBA player.
The Sixers, according to reports, remain confident in their ability to potentially trade for Leonard. A move for Kawhi Leonard was reportedly brought up during a meeting with LeBron James' representatives.
FOX NBA insider Chris Broussard is predicting that a Kawhi Leonard-Sixers trade is going to happen.
"I don't think the Spurs are going to trade Kawhi to the Lakers; I think the Spurs are going to trade Kawhi to Philadelphia because Brett Brown came from the Spurs organization," Broussard said on FOX Sports 1.
The Sixers have reportedly been unwilling to move Markelle Fultz in a trade for Kawhi Leonard - so far, anyway. The package that would probably get it done for the Spurs would feature Fultz, Dario Saric and Robert Covington (and maybe a pick).
The question with Leonard, of course, is if he'll be interested in committing long-term to Philadelphia. If the Sixers are only getting a one-year rental, then a big move probably isn't worth it. Reports suggest that Leonard could be open to re-signing in Philly if things go well, though.
"On the Sixers and a potential trade for Kawhi Leonard, it’s worth noting that there are several people with Philadelphia who feel confident that Leonard would strongly consider re-signing there next summer if they traded for him," ESPN NBA reporter Ian Begley tweeted.
Kawhi Leonard on the Sixers with Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid would be a ton of fun. Let's make it happen.