Sources: 76ers in Play to Acquire Kawhi Leonard
So the big news of the day centered around a report regarding, Kawhi Leonard, who according to Chris Haynes and Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, wants out of San Antonio and would prefer to be traded to the Lakers.
But while the Lakers might be his preference, it would be very difficult for Los Angeles to pull off a deal that would make the Spurs happy. According to Wojnarowski, there is at least one Laker who is unlikely to head to San Antonio in a potential Kawhi Leonard trade, and that's Lonzo Ball.
But don't count out the Sixers.
According to Spurs beat reporter Jabari Young of the Express-news, the Sixers could be in play for Leonard's services.
National reports have already surfaced suggesting Leonard preferred destination is the Los Angeles Lakers, but league sources have told the Express-News the Philadelphia 76ers could be in play to acquire Leonard, too.
As we mapped out earlier in the week, the Sixers are among the teams interested in Leonard, and could put together a deal centered around Robert Covington, Markelle Fultz and pick No. 10 to try and get Leonard. The one concern - trying to sign Lronard to a long-term deal if they were to acquire him.