Spurs seeking major trade haul for Kawhi Leonard, reports say

Paul George and Kawhi Leonard

With LeBron James now donning the purple and gold, Leonard might be hesitant to join a perceived superteam.

James' decision to move west to the Los Angeles Lakers already looks to have a flurry of affects across the league, whether directly involved with the Lakers or Cavs, or indirectly as a chain-reaction.

It's just day one of the National Basketball Association free-agency but the Los Angeles Lakers have already come out of it as the biggest winners after securing the services of LeBron James - the most sought-after superstar in the market.

James will place his faith in Lonzo Ball, a talented young point guard who had an up-and-down rookie season, power forward Kyle Kuzma, who had an outstanding rookie season and swingman Brandon Ingram, who had a career year last season. That was certainly the case with Paul George, who before signing with the Oklahoma City Thunder previous year, wanted to join the Los Angeles side. At the very least, the Lakers are going to be an entertaining team once again that are going to make the playoffs and bring more competition to the Western Conference.

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Four overs later, his 15th four took Australia's score to 200, and Finch then moved beyond 150 with a swipe to deep midwicket. It's coming on the bat quite nicely. "The wicket's very good as we know the ball travels here", he said following the knock.

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Remember that Durant began his career with the Seattle SuperSonics and somewhat frequently mentions the Emerald City wistfully. He is still able to create his own shot, but the Warriors don't really need that skill with four other All-Stars on the team.

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Unless Ball is traded away, he would most likely be demoted to a bench role with fellow youngsters Josh Hart and Moe Wagner. The Rondo addition, in particular, had the National Basketball Association world trying to make sense of the Lakers' plan.

An Ohio native and ardent Cavaliers fan, Heidepriem arrived wearing his No. 23 Cavaliers jersey with "JAMES" across the back, but also showed off his new phone screen saver, which pictured James in a Lakers uniform.

The Boston Celtics are keeping their top-five players "off limits" during trade discussions for San Antonio Spurs star Kawhi Leonard, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reports. The Lakers qualifying offer made Randle a restricted free agent, meaning the Lakers could match any offer.

The Lakers were also reportedly targeting New Orleans free agent center DeMarcus Cousins.

Whether that impacts LaVar's title predictions is unclear, though the Lakers should have ample opportunity to add impact players with LeBron in town, regardless of the last names involved. Walker alone would not be enough to convince James to stay in Cleveland past the 2018-2019 season, but perhaps the Cavaliers could pull off a shocker. NBA TV's David Aldridge reported that Randle does not want to return to Los Angeles. If you love sports, know digital sales, and can throw your weight behind an aggressive commission based opportunity than we would love to talk to you.

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