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Celtics Urged To Trade Kyrie Irving For Spurs' Kawhi Leonard

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Shannon Reynolds | 02 July, 2018, 21:55

The Lakers are the favorite to win the LeBron James free agency sweepstakes, and the team is reportedly trying to complete a trade with the Spurs for Kawhi Leonard in an effort to ensure James will sign in July.

When the free agency period begins on Sunday morning, LeBron James or any of his representatives will not have an in-person meeting with Cleveland Cavaliers officials, according to a report by ESPN's Dave McMenamin. George signing for another year wouldn't have totally killed LeBron's incentive to come to Los Angeles and wait a year, but the two other years George signed on for in OKC does.

Zayas emphasizes how Lonzo, as a non-ball-dominant playmaker, would benefit from James by getting to work more as a screener, cutter and lob-catcher and less as a pick-and-roll guard-a role in which he often struggled as a rookie. "That might change if the Lakers are determined to add their second star now". It had been said previously that Kawhi wants to be traded and his preferred destination is the Lakers. LeBron isn't the only person heading to a new team and in fact, there are a lot of star players available this summer.

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The donation will include the reported £265,000 bonus that the star is in line to earn should France win the tournament. For a 17-year-old, Arsenal decided not to continue the conversation because there's always a risk.

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It was previously unclear if the U.S. would penalize European nations that chose to remain in the Obama-era agreement. Mr Trump took another swing at his European allies saying they dealt unfairly with the U.S. over trade.

Whichever team lands Leonard, they could also land the grand prize in this National Basketball Association offseason's free agent market-LeBron James, whose deadline is Friday, June 29 as to whether or not he'll stay with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Regardless of how the rest of this offseason goes, James clearly did not make this move simply based on where he would have best chance of knocking off the Warriors immediately.

Settling on weaker trade packages would hurt the Spurs' ability to contend in the post-Leonard era.

While waiting for Leonard to become a free agent next summer would allow the Lakers to hold onto their young players, it would leave the door open to a repeat of the scenario L.A. endured with George. They may end up being forced to surrender young assets like Brandon Ingram, Kyle Kuzma and Josh Hart, future first-round picks and maybe even a sign-and-trade agreement with restricted free agent Julius Randle, according to ESPN.

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