The Los Angeles Lakers are on the look out to improve their team and make a run for the playoffs next season. They have traded away Mo Wagner, Isaac Bonga and Jemerrio Jones to the Washington Wizards as part of the Anthony Davis deal with New Orleans.
They have also got $32 million dollars open now that Anthony Davis waived his $4.1M trade kicker. Free agency officially opens on 6pm ET this Sunday, June 30.
And now, the Lakers have reportedly secured a meeting with two-time NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard. According to Yahoo’s Chris Haynes, “Leonard intends to grant the Los Angeles Lakers and the Los Angeles Clippers meetings when free agency opens on June 30.”
The Clippers are well known to be going after Kawhi Leonard, but now with Lakers on the hunt it makes things a lot more interesting when free agency starts. Toronto will get the last meeting that will try to coax Leonard to stay with the champions of the NBA.
Leonard, 27, is eligible to sign a five-year, $190 million supermax contract with the Raptors, while other teams, like the Lakers and Clippers, can offer a max of four-years, $140.6 million. The three-time All Star averaged 26.6 points and 7.6 rebounds in the regular season while leading Toronto to its first NBA title this past season.