While big name free agents like LeBron James, DeMarcus Cousins, and Paul George have made their decisions about where they will be playing next season, the Kawhi Leonard situation is still far from solved.
The rumors of the superstar forward being unhappy with the San Antonio Spurs have been well documented, but a team has yet to come up as the clear cut favorite to land the former NBA Finals MVP.
Only a handful of teams have the assets necessary to land a player like Leonard via trade, the Philadelphia 76ers being one of them.
ESPN’s Chris Haynes was insisting on The Jump just now that the #Sixers have a “really good chance” of obtaining Kawhi Leonard.— Zack Rosenblatt (@ZackBlatt) July 6, 2018
Philadelphia would be gambling on Leonard, as they run the risk that he could skip town next summer in unrestricted free agency, but teams may be more willing to take that risk after seeing Paul George re-up with the Oklahoma City Thunder despite all things pointing to him leaving for the Los Angeles Lakers.
There have also been murmurs that Leonard isn't thrilled about sharing the spotlight with LeBron in Los Angeles, and would strongly consider signing a long-term deal with Philadelphia.
The NBA offseason is far from over, and Leonard is the biggest remaining piece of the puzzle.