NBA Rumors: Kawhi Leonard Wants Trade To Lakers Following LeBron James Decision To Sign
LeBron James, Kawhi Leonard
Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

After five years of rebuilding, the Los Angeles Lakers may be on the verge of returning to prominence after getting LeBron James to agree to a four-year, $154 million contract. His deal doesn’t include a no-trade clause but an opt-out after the third year.

GET YOUR LEBRON LAKERS MERCHANDISE NOW!

Despite Paul George not filling in as the team’s second max-contract slot due to his decision to re-sign with the Oklahoma City Thunder, the Lakers have options with James committing to a long-term deal. One of these options may be Kawhi Leonard, who wants to play in his hometown.

Although Los Angeles and the San Antonio Spurs have had trade discussions, general manager R.C. Buford and company are taking their time.

With James joining the Lakers, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN provided an update on Leonard’s thought process moving forward:

During the team’s rebuilding, the thought process was all it took was one All-Star player to sign with Los Angeles. Although the Lakers struck out in free agency, they established a competitive young core and won at least 30 games for the first time since the 2012-13 NBA season.

With the on-court product slowly catching up to the off-the-court opportunities, the Lakers are officially an attractive destination once again. But with an agreement to re-sign Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, they might be more likely to upgrade the roster via trade.

Medium Large is looking to add motivated individuals with big dreams and a big appetite for success to our LakersNation.com direct sales team based in Los Angeles or Orange County. 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. Please apply at: http://mediumlarge.la/?jobs=1576. If you meet our criteria we will be in touch!

You May Also Like

Lakers Rumors: Kyle Kuzma Named In NCAA Investigation Among Athletes To Have Taken Money From Andy Miller, ASM Sports

Los Angeles Lakers rookie Kyle Kuzma hasn’t been shy about voicing his criticism of the NCAA since joining the NBA…

NBA Coaching Rumors: Lakers Asked Tyronn Lue To Include Kurt Rambis On Coaching Staff

As the Los Angeles Lakers continue their head coaching search, new details are emerging about former Cleveland Cavaliers…

NBA Rumors: Kings Willing To ‘Test The Market’ For DeMarcus Cousins

Just last summer the Los Angeles Lakers seemed extremely close to acquiring Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins, but ultimately the trade talks died out…

NBA Free Agency Rumors: Lakers Undrafted Guard Malik Newman To Two-Way Contract

The Los Angeles Lakers had a busy night for the 2018 NBA Draft. Though they didn’t make any trades, the team had…