‘Pressure mounting’ on Lakers to trade for Kawhi Leonard

Kawhi Leonard wasn't present at a San Antonio free agent training camp

Kawhi Leonard wasn't present at a San Antonio free agent training camp

That obviously would be a huge development, and it's a possible scenario: If James opts out of his contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers, L.A. reportedly is one of his top destinations, while Durant also can opt out of his contract with the Warriors.

Could the two best players in the National Basketball Association team up in Los Angeles?

However, despite the apparent mutual interest between Leonard and the Lakers, that doesn't mean the Spurs are necessarily interested in doing a deal and are, according to ESPN Deportes' Alvaro Martin, in no rush to deal Leonard before next season's trade deadline. Although having to play two seven-game series before getting to the NBA Finals, James led the Cavaliers to their fourth consecutive Eastern Conference Championship. The Celtics, Cavaliers, 76ers and Clippers have all made offers for Leonard, while the Lakers never made a formal offer after feeling that the Spurs "shut the door on us", a source told ESPN.

However, the Lakers likely can't wait until 2019 to acquire both Leonard and James, although that's not out of the question, and they might not even be able to wait until the weekend to ramp up trade negotiations with San Antonio.

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James, though, may be trying to talk George out of staying put. The Lakers, the franchise Leonard wants to be traded to, did not have an encouraging initial conversation with the Spurs, ESPN reported recently. However, chances of landing Kawhi Leonard and LeBron James, future plans should be changed. While signing with Los Angeles would not assure such a trip once again, they're absolutely in a better place this offseason than they were a year ago.

You should believe what you want about Smith's report. That's not in reference to LeBron James and Paul George, who have garnered most of the headlines in the early part of the offseason.

No, James and his legions of fans throughout OH will have to make those decisions on their own.

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