LeBron James' decision Friday morning to decline the $35.6-million option on the final season of his contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers gives the Lakers an advantage over other National Basketball Association teams in their attempts to sign him as an unrestricted free agent. When healthy, Leonard has proven to be one of the league's top players, and always seems capable of being in the conversation for the MVP award, which is why it really isn't a surprise to see all these teams expressing interest.
In addition, they could add in the draft rights of their No. 25 pick in last week's draft, Moritz Wagner, while they are also pursuing an additional first-round pick.
Leonard, who can become an unrestricted free agent next summer, missed all but nine games last season due to a quad injury.
If they Lakers trade for Leonard, it could set the franchise back and disrupt their winning timeline.
According to ESPN, the Lakers believe landing Leonard may be the key to getting James in free agency.
So teams like Boston, Cleveland, Philadelphia and the Los Angeles Clippers are trying to figure out how much to offer San Antonio in a trade for Leonard without knowing what their chances of re-signing him are next offseason. Whether or not they play out is one thing, but to say players don't at least engage each other on the subject is another. San Antonio would nearly certainly insist on getting players such as Kyle Kuzma and Brandon Ingram plus draft picks in return. Lakers fans may not want to trade for Kawhi since it's very clear that he wants to come to L.A. either way once he's a free agent in 2019, but come on. League sources told ESPN that should that be the case, his ideal preference would be to make a swift decision on his next team in July.
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Former Denmark and Manchester United 'keeper Schmeichel said experienced Portuguese stopper Rui Patricio could have done better. Schmeichel was full of praise for an attacking duo he had warned about before the game.
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Coach Juan Carlos Osorio insisted that his team would not be complacent, however, underlining South Korea's tactical nous. Mexico were quick out of the traps in the opening half, pressing forward and passing well around the Korean team.
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Defender Andreas Granqvist criticised the Germans' conduct but said they apologised afterwards. That view was echoed by Andersson, who insisted the agonising Germany defeat was behind them.
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Group A: Uruguay leads with 9 points, Russian Federation comes second with 6 points while Saudi Arabia ranks third with 3 points. It was Belgium's first win over England since 1936 , and extends The Red Devils unbeaten streak to 22 matches.
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England and Belgium face off in their final Group G encounter on Thursday, with an eye on who they will play in the knockout. Following their match against Sweden , Mexico's faithful turned their attention to the end of South Korea's game in Kazan.
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Deschamps said Hernandez was fit and would remain at left-back with Benjamin Mendy unable to play due to a muscle issue. After their poor draw against World Cup debutants Iceland, Lionel Messi and Co were thrashed 3-0 by Croatia.
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Part One of Paul George's Three-Part ESPN Free Agency Series
The Boston Celtics , Cleveland Cavaliers, Philadelphia 76ers and Los Angeles Clippers have reportedly made offers for Leonard. In the latest batch of Kawhi Leonard trade rumors , the Cleveland Cavaliers reportedly are inquiring about acquiring Leonard.
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Filipe Luis, who is playing at his first World Cup after failing to be selected in 2010 and 2014, was brought on to replace him. Mitrovic's shot had gone behind Alisson and was heading toward goal, but Silva got there in time to clear it away.