Sixers unwilling to spend too much for Kawhi Leonard

Sixers unwilling to spend too much for Kawhi Leonard

Now, the latest betting odds from OddsShark has the Raptors pegged as the favorites to acquire Leonard.

Naturally, when a player of Leonard's stature becomes disgruntled and consequently available for trade discussions, there are going to be a host of teams competing for his services.

Excluding the "field" option, the Los Angeles Lakers and Clippers rank third and fourth on the list while the Philadelphia 76ers and Boston Celtics are tied for fifth.

Before the Sixers and other interested teams give a "Godfather" offer to the Spurs, it is highly likely that they will first want to get an assurance that Leonard is already 100 percent recovered from the quad injury. The James-led Cleveland Cavaliers have eliminated the Raptors in each of the past three post-seasons, so even a one-year rental of Leonard could lead Masai Ujiri and pull the trigger.

While LeBron James' free agency period was relatively quick and painless, the National Basketball Association has had its fair share of extended drama with the Kawhi Leonard situation in San Antonio.

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It may not be ideal for the Spurs, but it's one that would get the deal done.

The Philadelphia 76ers are reportedly targeting San Antonio Spurs general manager R.C. Buford as a potential candidate for their vacant GM spot. It has only been a few months, but it seems like this saga has been brewing for a billion years.

ESPN's Zach Lowe reported July 5 on a possible Spurs-Leonard deal surrounding DeRozan as well with possibly rookie OG Anunoby and a first-round pick attached.

Leonard's group has stated he would only want to re-sign next summer with a team from the Los Angeles area, which continues to dissuade teams from putting together an attractive package with multiple assets for the Spurs.

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