Is a return to the "Showtime" era upon us in Los Angeles? Possibly, according to ESPN's Kevin Pelton.
Many Lakers fans have dreamt about the possibility of a LeBron James
The question is, how will it all work and come together?
It all starts with the money, before anything else, and the financial focus must be on James and George, the free agents, before moving forward to Leonard, the player still under contract.
Peyton writes that LeBron's max salary (estimated to be $35.4 million) in addition to PG13's (estimated to be $30.3 million), will already cost the Lakers more than $65 million, leaving LA with no other choice than to trade a player, such as Luol Deng, to San Antonio for Kawhi, though of course it would cost a lot more than that for the Spurs to trade.
Pelton writes that "t
Many reports have already suggested that San Antonio, specifically Gregg Popovich, will meet with Leonard sometime within the next few weeks to discuss his future with the organization. If a rumored $219 million super-max extension is offered, Leonard will most likely take it; if not, a trade would most likely be requested.
What comes next for Kawhi Leonard and the Spurs. Story on ESPN: https://t.co/l5ojTAUjtb— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 13, 2018
If Leonard does not get his super-max offer, asks for a trade to LA and