The Cavs Have "Inquired" About Kawhi Leonard

Lakers Rumors: LA's Pitch to Sign Paul George Has Been Revealed

Lakers Rumors: LA's Pitch to Sign Paul George Has Been Revealed

Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball (2) defends Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) in the first quarter at Quicken Loans Arena.

The Lakers believe that landing Leonard could help them attract free agents like LeBron James and Paul George this offseason.

Spurs general manager RC Buford said Thursday the franchise would exhaust every avenue to keep Leonard and had no timetable for a deal, but ESPN's report Wednesday evening said the Lakers may be willing to send San Antonio an overwhelming offer. He could opt out and re-sign with Cleveland, although the strong current from national media is James appears ready to move again. However, Sean Deveney of Sporting News painted a different picture on Wednesday morning, reporting the "league executives aren't so sure" the Lakers must acquire top-end talent from outside the organization before James arrives.

The challenge to woo the Spurs into shipping Leonard to L.A., however, is daunting.

According to a separate ESPN report, James is unlikely to visit other teams or take an audience with suitors as he did in past free-agent circuits.

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He said that framework couldn't be filled out without, Kim "making clear his intent to denuclearize", Pompeo said. North Korea and South Korea have also agreed to resume the reunions of war-torn families in mid-August.

In 2014, he returned to the Cavaliers after an in-person meeting with team owner Dan Gilbert. He's also strongly hinted that he wants to sign with the Lakers when he hits free agency next season, so he could be an expensive one-year rental for whomever wins the Kawhi sweepstakes.

The 5-time NBA All-Star is from Palmdale, California, where he was the Golden League Most Valuable Player and the Antelope Valley Press Player of the Year at Knight High School. The Celtics and 76ers have more assets to use than the Cavs do.

ESPN reported that the Spurs have not been in a rush to trade Leonard, but that they are open to dealing him to any team for the right price, contrary to a report that said they might only trade him to an Eastern Conference team.

According to Sports Illustrated, the final pitch is a video with voiceover recited "with more of a Jaime Foxx and less Morgan Freeman/Denzel Washington" tone.

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