Spurs Targeting Jayson Tatum In Potential Kawhi Leonard Trade

The Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers have been linked to San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard in trade rumors for a while now, with speculation really heating up over the last week. The Rams' decision to give their input on the situation on further exemplifies that buzz that has been brewing, especially after the least development with the 33-year-old electing to becoming an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

If you are familiar with the ethos of the Spurs, it's no surprise that they aren't very interested in dealing with LaVar and the circus that he pays to follow him around.

"Kawhi Leonard to miss birthday party (return from injury management)", one fan said in relation to this past season's Spurs injury report.

This news follows a day in which Johnson spoke confidently about the Lakers' prospects.

"If LeBron comes alone, it's the Lakers plus LeBron, plus cap space, plus good young players - someone else is going to come, it's just a matter of time", said Lowe.

The Lakers can land both James and George in free agency, thanks to George opting out of his deal with Oklahoma City and James possibly about to do the same with Cleveland.

The Lakers are expected to trade for the disgruntled Kawhi Leonard of the San Antonio Spurs and they may have a shot at landing Paul George in free agency as well.

But the Lakers have Brandon Ingram, Kyle Kuzma, Josh Hart and Lonzo Ball (who'd probably have to be conveyed to a third team) to forma package.

In terms of value and getting Leonard out of the conference, it makes sense that the Spurs are angling to set the price high in talks with Boston.

The summer of superstars is nearly upon us, and the Los Angeles Lakers are poised to be big players during 2018 National Basketball Association free agency.

Ball may be off the Spurs' wish list, according to Bontemps, who wrote that San Antonio was "believed to be uninterested" in the point guard.

Leonard made clear his intentions of wanting to be traded away from San Antonio earlier this month, with the Lakers being his preferred destination.

  • Steve Townsend