Philadelphia 76ers already seem to be at disadvantage in Kawhi Leonard sweepstakes

Kawhi Leonard wants to be traded

League sources have told the San Antonio Express-News that Kawhi Leonard asked the Spurs franchise to trade him.

Wojnarowski lists Los Angeles as Leonard's preferred destination at this time, though The Ringer's Kevin O'Connor expects Boston to be among Leonard's primary suitors.

Leonard, a two-time All-Star and two-time Defensive Player of the Year, only played nine games this season due to rehabbing his quadriceps injury at the National Basketball Players Association facility in Manhattan.

Leonard's current deal with the Spurs is scheduled to pay him around $20.1 million in 2018-19, with a player option worth around $21.3 million for the 2019-2020 season. Those who predicted Leonard would leave San Antonio have mentioned the Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Lakers, Philadelphia 76ers and Boston Celtics as frontrunners likely to acquire Leonard.

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The Spurs may want Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Kyle Kuzma, and Josh Hart - as well as the Lakers' first-round pick (which came from the Cavs).

For any of this to happen the San Antonio Spurs are going to need to be willing to trade Leonard to the Lakers and that is very much up in the air.

Charania reported June 8 that Leonard was reaching 100 percent and was set to meet with Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich sometime this month. Maybe you look at Tobias Harris plus the 12th and 13th picks in this year's draft for Leonard? As was the case a year ago with Paul George, other teams will undoubtedly engage in talks with the Spurs for the talented forward and they can trade him wherever they like. The Lakers have Luol Deng under contract for two more seasons (at about $17.2 million for the just-completed season, and $18 million for next), but it is unlikely the Spurs would have any interest. Though, with Friday's news that Leonard wants out, it brought up the "Did they ever meet?" question, and, if so, how did it result?

"The Chicago Bulls definitely have a trade package to put together for Kawhi Leonard". No other team can offer Leonard the contract.

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