Kevin Durant, Kawhi Leonard Discussing Ways to Play Together in Future

Ruben Hill
June 30, 2019

Some answers could come quickly Sunday after 6.

And we know that virtually the same crew - Kyle Lowry, Marc Gasol, Paskal Siakam, Serge Ibaka, Fred VanVleet and Normal Powell - that teamed up with Leonard this past season will return for the 2019-20 campaign. Other reports have linked Mr. Leonard with the Lakers, where he could join LeBron James and Anthony Davis. Leonard will reportedly allow the Raptors to make the final pitch in his process before making a decision.

Kevin Durant is expected to engage in discussions with the Golden State Warriors, New York Knicks, Brooklyn Nets, and L.A. Clippers when free agency kicks off Sunday, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

There have been reports that Brooklyn is less interested in Irving as a solo act, and they might decide to re-sign D'Angelo Russell if that were the case.

The one advantage that the Warriors have is their ability to offer Durant a five year, $221.3 million contract with an average annual value of $44.3 million, which would make him the highest paid player in the National Basketball Association - and something that no other team can offer.

"For the Lakers, my understanding is they'll spend that $32 million on a max player if it is Kawhi Leonard or Kyrie Irving". Durant will likely miss the entire season, but the Clippers also have more complimentary pieces in place for Leonard to try to replicate a Raptors-like run.

As free agency nears, general manager Rob Pelinka and the Los Angeles Lakers have made themselves as attractive as possible in hopes of signing a third All-Star player.

The Sixers are facing some pivotal decisions with their roster as the organizations championship window appears to be open - but keeping their team together could get very, very expensive in the coming years.

Rose, whose 50-point eruption was named the moment of the year at the NBA Awards, will meet with Detroit.

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