Honestly, did anybody really think that Kawhi Leonard was really considering playing for a team other than the Clippers or Raptors next season?
While the Knicks, Nets, and Lakers have all been rumored to have an outside shot at landing The Klaw this summer, Adrian Wojnarowski reported during an appearance on ESPN's "Get Up" that Leonard's focus is on La La Land, but it's for the Clippers, not the Lakers.
Woj claimed that the Lakers don't really have the money to try and dissuade him from signing with the Clippers or returning to the Raptors. More importantly, Kawhi has never fancied the idea of creating a superteam.
The message the NBA guru was trying to get across was essentially that the Lakers have next to no shot at pairing the two-time Finals MVP with LeBron James and Anthony Davis.
Woj even goes as far as to say that Leonard might not even take a meeting with the Lakers!
Kawhi’s focus is on the Clippers if he leaves Toronto, not the Lakers, per @wojespn:— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) June 18, 2019
“The idea of him being a third wheel on a team trying to create a superteam, that has not been Kawhi’s M.O.” pic.twitter.com/BVWzYWDT5S
Kevin Durant's agonizing, potentially career-altering Achilles injury might leave Kawhi as the most coveted free agent currently on the loaded 2019 market.
So, what's it gonna be Leonard, the Clips or the Raps? Your decision will likely be key in determining which franchise will be a championship contender or playoff pretender.
No pressure or anything.