Kawhi Leonard reportedly wants out of San Antonio, which means fans everywhere are fantasizing about getting an NBA superstar on their team.
Leonard has been reported to be favoring a trade to the Lakers, but the Spurs hold most of the negotiating power in this deal. There are plenty of options for Leonard, and whenever something like this happens, fans are always eager to hop on ESPN’s Trade Machine and make deals.
KAWHI LEONARD TRADE? Players, fans react to Spurs star wanting out
If you aren’t aware, the Trade Machine, per ESPN’s own description, “will let you know if your trade works based on the NBA’s trade rules.” Now, just because a trade does work, that doesn’t mean it would actually ever happen. But it’s fun to dream.
Here are some of the best proposed trades we saw…
Kawhi Leonard to the Lakers
— Anthony F. Irwin (@AnthonyIrwinLA) June 15, 2018
OK, so that trade isn’t happening. But the Lakers are a real threat to trade for Leonard. At least the following deals below give San Antonio a little more to work with.
If Kawhi Leonard makes it clear that he wants to go to the #Lakers , other teams can still offer to trade for him but the value of their offers will be less knowing the risk of Kawhi bolting in a year. I’m guessing this will be the basis of a rumored trade between the teams: pic.twitter.com/kFE6oYMx8M
— Fantasy Pipeline 🏀 (@FP_NBA) June 15, 2018
Kawhi Leonard to the #Lakers for Ball, Ingram and an expiring contract (Frye). Who says no? #SITradeMachine #Spurs pic.twitter.com/3MpybXNvns
— Sports Insights (@SportsInsights) June 15, 2018
Kawhi Leonard to the Warriors
I did it pic.twitter.com/nT1Y1886aH
— Zach Harper (@talkhoops) June 15, 2018
And people were mad when Kevin Durant joined Golden State. The funniest part about this deal is that the Warriors are only giving away three players. Sure, they’re three good players, but you’re getting two superstars in return, so… it’s worth it.
Kawhi Leonard to the 76ers
If not Los Angeles, Philadelphia makes the most sense for Kawhi Leonard, and they can offer the best trade. LeBron signs with PHI…
F Kawhi Leonard
G Bryn Forbes
F Robert Covington
G Markelle Fultz
#10 Pick pic.twitter.com/OiBecxmZc0
— Billy Reinhardt (@BillyReinhardt) June 15, 2018
Trust The Process?
Kawhi Leonard to the Trail Blazers
A+ trolling from the NBA Trade Machine pic.twitter.com/Val8yKNEzy
— Copy McPasty, Writer🇭🇹🇭🇹🇭🇹 (@KashannKilson) June 15, 2018
How does this cost Portland two wins?
Kawhi Leonard to the Cavs
🤔 #cavs #Spurs #Kawhi pic.twitter.com/d7nWU0URR4
— King Trav (@King_Trav19) June 15, 2018
LeBron James will probably leave anyway, but at least Cleveland can keep making massive overhauls to its roster.
Kawhi Leonard to the Nets
Here’s my Super Galaxy Brain Kawhi trade pic.twitter.com/xfoxTgD0CT
— Nick Stellini (@StelliniTweets) June 15, 2018
Totally worth it, San Antonio.
Kawhi Leonard to the Jazz
*quickly starts to irrationally work the ESPN trade machine* pic.twitter.com/wCgR9hlwKy
— Hunter Miller (@huntermill__) June 15, 2018
Somehow, we can’t see Kawhi wanting to stay too much longer in Utah.
Kawhi Leonard to the Knicks
WHO SAYS NO??? #Knicks #Kawhi pic.twitter.com/bMiCQoljMX
— Ryan J. Postal (@Postal18) June 15, 2018
The trade machine must be broken.
Kawhi Leonard to the Raptors
Who says no ? pic.twitter.com/6M4M28zj7v
— Owen Donnelly (@OwDonn) June 15, 2018
Toronto will still find a way to get swept by LeBron.
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