Los Angeles Lakers acquire 39th overall pick in trade with Philadelphia 76ers

Gregg Popovich meets with Kawhi Leonard in California

It's not known exactly what went down during the meeting between Leonard and Popovich, but San Antonio doesn't yet appear to be in any rush to deal their best player.

Clearly they'd rather not move on from inarguably one of the top five or so players in the National Basketball Association, and their current stance is completely reflective of that belief. He was instead shipped to the Oklahoma City Thunder to team up with Russell Westbrook.

Obviously the Spurs aren't impressed, otherwise they would have pulled the trigger by now.

Now, PG-13 is an unrestricted free agent with a massive personal decision on the horizon.

He finished his lone season with Texas Tech with averages of 11.3 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 1.8 assists and shot a great 45.0 percent from deep nightly, albeit on very limited attempts, and 55.6 percent from the field overall.

The Lakers have been working out a lot of players and they might have found one that they believe could be a help for them this coming season. This strategy is one that should be implemented this summer, now that another household name is on the trade block.

Moving out of San Antonio could cost big for Leonard, who has one year and $20 million left in his Spurs contract and a $21 million option for the 2019-20 season.

Though the Spurs reportedly wouldn't be motivated to trade Leonard to the Lakers, Leonard's demands and intentions may make it hard for the Spurs.

Gay is turning down a salary of $8.8 million in order to hit free agency.

According to reports, he's upset with the team over their handling of the leg injury that forced him to miss nearly the entirety of the 2017-2018 National Basketball Association season, as well as public comments made by guard Tony Parker and head coach Gregg Popovich.

According to ESPN, Leonard would prefer a trade to Los Angeles, with the Lakers being his preference over the Clippers. Brown is one of the most respected coaches in the National Basketball Association among the players, and veterans that came to Philadelphia raved about both his coaching and the atmosphere he has built in the locker room. The Lakers have a strong nucleus and trading for PG-13 previous year wouldn't have put them over the top.

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