Spurs Now Reportedly Ready to Trade Kawhi Leonard

San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard moves the ball up court during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets in San Antonio. General manager R.C. Buford acknowledges star forward Kawhi

The Lakers are the favorite to win the LeBron James free agency sweepstakes, and the team is reportedly trying to complete a trade with the Spurs for Kawhi Leonard in an effort to ensure James will sign in July.

ESPN reported that there is a belief that James is hesitant to be the first star to join the Lakers, thus landing Leonard could be an important first step for Los Angeles.

In an attempt to sweeten the pot, multiple sources said the Lakers and Denver Nuggets are discussing a potential deal that would see Los Angeles take back bad money for a draft pick. So with the recent rumor surrounding Philadelphia being one of the teams that has already made an offer to San Antonio, here are three questions to consider surrounding the latest trade report involving Leonard.

The Lakers could could clinch a free-agent commitment from LeBron James if they are able to complete a deal with the San Antonio Spurs for Kawhi Leonard according to a new report from ESPN.

If LeBron does not opt in to his contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday, he will become an unrestricted free agent. It seems, however, that the Lakers are willing to part with more than the Celtics.at least for now. Irving even went so far as to say he would consider signing an extension with the Spurs if he got traded there.

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.

LeBron James is reportedly waiting to make his decision until it is determined where - if anywhere - Leonard will end up.

However, the Spurs have presented the Lakers with a high asking price that includes much of their young core that includes Brandon Ingram, Kyle Kuzma, Josh Hart, and a couple of future first-round picks. ESPN's Zach Lowe said Thursday on "The Jump" that "not enough people are considering" that James may, indeed, "come alone" to the Lakers.

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.

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