What about reigning Finals MVP Leonard? Is he going to go back to Canada to try to repeat?
Maybe not. As Marc Stein of the New York Times pointed out, the Lakers are now considered by some to be the favorites to land Leonard.
“With free agency a day and change away, it’s the Lakers who have convinced Las Vegas—and an increasing number of league insiders—that they are LA’s true threat to limiting Kawhi Leonard’s Raptors career to a single season. Not the Clippers,” Stein said, via Twitter.
Things change fast in #thisleague: With free agency a day and change away, it’s the Lakers who have convinced Las Vegas — and an increasing number of league insiders — that they are LA’s true threat to limiting Kawhi Leonard’s Raptors career to a single season. Not the Clippers
— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) June 29, 2019
Other reports say the very same thing, Leonard to the Lakers is a real possibility.
Belief of Kawhi to Los Angeles Lakers is strong.
When I asked a league source this afternoon, how strong?
They replied: “Heavy.”
Source isn’t locking it in yet, but calling it: “Likely.” pic.twitter.com/vKE9L6Apur
— Brandon ‘Scoop B’ Robinson 📍 (@ScoopB) June 29, 2019
Plus you have other reports suggesting the chances of the Raptrors keeping him are fading.
Hearing Raptors chances of keeping Kawhi are fading. A return to SoCal – either team – getting more and more likely.
— Chris Broussard (@Chris_Broussard) June 29, 2019
Kawhi is expected to meet with the Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers, New York Knicks and, of course, the Toronto Raptors.
Raptors fans can’t be very happy with where all the signs are pointing.
That being said, it’s not over til it’s over.
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