3 Reasons Kawhi Leonard to the Lakers Makes No Sense

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 13:  Kawhi Leonard #2 of the Toronto Raptors is awarded the MVP after his team defeated the Golden State Warriors to win Game Six of the 2019 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on June 13, 2019 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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With the Lakers freeing up enough cap space to sign a max free agent, they've forced themselves into the Kawhi Leonard sweepstakes. Though a super team with LeBron, Anthony Davis, and Kawhi would be fun to watch, here are three reasons why it doesn't really make sense.

3. If It Ain't Broke...

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 13:  Kawhi Leonard #2 of the Toronto Raptors celebrates with the Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy after his team defeated the Golden State Warriors to win Game Six of the 2019 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on June 13, 2019 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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Not one month ago, Kawhi Leonard won the NBA Finals with the Toronto Raptors. The roster will be almost identical when next season kicks off, so why leave a certain situation if there's a proven history that the formula works?

2. Quite Confidence

BOSTON, MA - NOVEMBER 16:  Kawhi Leonard #2 of the Toronto Raptors looks on during the first half against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden on November 16, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images)
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Kawhi has never been one for the drama. To the point that it's become a meme, Leonard expresses a personality that makes it obvious he's not a fan of drama and headlines. The idea of him signing with a team that's been on the front page of the tabloids for months doesn't seem likely.

1. Sharing the Spotlight

TORONTO, ON - FEBRUARY 14: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Eastern Conference handles the ball against Kawhi Leonard #2 of the San Antonio Spurs and the Western Conference in the second half during the NBA All-Star Game 2016 at the Air Canada Centre on February 14, 2016 in Toronto, Ontario. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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Even dating back to his early Spurs days, Kawhi has sneakily always been the best player on his team. That didn't change in Toronto. Leonard seems to thrive off of being at the center, and signing with the Lakers could very easily make him the third best player on the roster.