Free Agent extraordinaire Kawhi Leonard is going to do things his way, and no matter what the online world might try to dictate, he will decide his NBA future at his pace.
On Monday, reports suggested that the NBA Finals MVP decided to inform the Los Angeles Clippers that they were no longer in consideration as his new team.
Via Fadeaway World:
The report came from Fox Sports’ Chris Broussard, who reported that Kawhi was “leaning heavily toward the Lakers” and that sources close to Leonard confirmed that the Clippers were out of competition for the forward’s services. His prediction was included in a now-deleted story from Fox Sports Radio, which luckily some could capture elsewhere on social media.
Reportedly the Lakers are still the frontrunners:
“I’m being told the Lakers are Kawhi Leonard’s first choice. He and his camp spoke with Magic yesterday and laid out what they want from the Lakers,” Broussard had reported earlier on Monday, via Fox Sports Radio. “Nothing crazy, just some additions to the staff and asking ‘Is Kawhi going to be treated like LeBron [James] in the organization?’, and all of that. As long as Jeanie [Buss] doesn’t do anything to screw it up in the meeting I’m told that’s his first choice.”
Leonard can sign up to a 5-year, $190 million deal with the Raptors and four years at $141 million with either of the L.A. teams.
He has prioritized family, health and winning as his three main factors in choosing a team and is clearly going to take his time in determining which team best serves those needs.
Not sure what to make of this, if true, it’s now a two team race for The Klaw.
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