76 Lakers intend to chase Leonard
According to an ESPN famous journalist Adrian-Wonalovski, the informed sources said that the Celtics had quoted Keise Leonard before the trade deadline in February this year but was rejected by the Spurs.
According to the line of information Godo received, the Spurs rejected the offer of the Green Army because they did not want to discuss about Leonard's future in February. As of now, the Spurs are still very resistant to the transaction "Kawaii."
The Green Army will still consider Leonard. Jason Tatum and Jayen are both in the rookie contract. This means that the Green Army may have the same maximum salary for Leonard and Kyrie Irving in the summer of 2019. Quote. On the other hand, the Lakers and the 76ers will also pursue Leonard in the summer of 2019. The two teams not only have salary space, but also many young players, which may make the Spurs tempted.
Leonard will test the water free market? The premise is that he did not reach an early contract extension with the Spurs this summer. Vodafone said that Spurs coach Gregg Popovich will sit down with Leonard and both sides have maintained contact. The biggest key now is whether the two sides can re-establish a continuous trust and cooperative relationship. "As far as I know, they will discuss the topic of treatment. They will also discuss Leonard's problems with the coaching staff and teammates." Wrote.
The biggest key is whether the Spurs are really willing to pay Leonard a five-year super-maximum contract worth a total of $219 million.
One month earlier, Leonard attended the funeral of Popovich’s wife. At the time, he also accepted the regular check of the Spurs. Afterwards, Kawai flew to California to start the offseason. A person from the Spurs who attended the funeral said: "It seems that Ke Huai (Leonard) has never left."
The 26-year-old Leonard played (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCG-CP4SvuGVxNK0B7pKLR6w ) only nine games for the Spurs in the 17-18 season due to a quadriceps injury. He averaged 23.3 minutes per game and delivered 16.2 points, 4.7 rebounds, 2.3 assists, and 2.0 steals and 1.0 blocks.
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