Sixers Go All-In on Kawhi Leonard Trade

Are the San Antonio Spurs ready to trade Kawhi Leonard? Can their relationship be repaired? Will teams pay a premium when he’s ticketed for free agency next summer (player option)? And when he’s working his way back from a mysterious right quad injury that limited him to nine appearances last season?cheap nfl jerseys from china

No one has a firm hold on how the Leonard soap opera will play out. Bleacher Report’s Ric Bucher spoke with a number of league executives, and not one of them forecasted a specific ending. The Spurs could let all of this spill into training camp and the regular season. Or they could chance Leonard’s free agency next year. Or he could sign the five-year,nfl cheap jerseys  $221-plus million designated player extension that Bucher confirmed they’ve offered him.

Assuming any one outcome for this imbroglio is irresponsible. Based on what they demanded from the Los Angeles Lakers, according to CBA FAQ author Larry Coon, the Spurs aren’t moving Leonard without netting a godfather haul.nfl jerseys cheap china

It’s unclear whether any suitor will acquiesce to San Antonio’s demands in full. The Lakers have LeBron James under lock and key; they needn’t be in any immediate rush. The Boston Celtics will get back two top-20 players, Gordon Hayward and Kyrie Irving, to start next season. The Los Angeles Clippers and New York Knicks don’t have the assets to sway the Spurs. The Suns and Denver Nuggets shouldn’t throw out their best offers without assurances Leonard will re-sign with them in 2019.

The Philadelphia 76ers are in a nfl jerseys  more unique position since they don’t have to mortgage their asset chest for Leonard. In the race for Eastern Conference supremacy, they’re closer to the Celtics than not. Standing pat leaves them within reach of an NBA Finals appearance.

Then again, a fully healthy Leonard transforms them from ahead-of-schedule dark horse to viable contender. They have enough star power in Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons to convince themselves the two-time Defensive Player of the Year will want to stay.cheap nfl jerseys china

Equally important: Their potential Leonard packages take many different forms, invariably shape-shifting to account for their own urgency and interest, as well as the Spurs’ asking price and leverage (or lack thereof). Here are a few proposals to munch on, from the lowball to the all-in plays (assume all rookies are being dealt 30 days after signing their contract):authentic nfl jerseys

  • Jerryd Bayless, Markelle Fultz, Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot and 2021 first-round pick (via Miami Heat) for Kawhi Leonard
  • Robert Covington, Furkan Korkmaz, Dario Saric, Zhaire Smith, 2020 first-round pick and 2021 first-round pick (via Miami) for Kawhi Leonard and Brandon Paul
  • Robert Covington, Markelle Fultz, Zhaire Smith and 2019 first-round pick for Kawhi Leonard
  • Jerryd Bayless, Robert Covington, Markelle Fultz, Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot, 2019 first-round pick, 2020 pick swap and 2021 first-round pick (via Miami) for Kawhi Leonard and Patty Mills wholesale nfl jerseys
  • Jerryd Bayless, Markelle Fultz, Dario Saric, 2019 first-round pick, 2020 pick swap and 2021 first-round pick (via Miami) for Kawhi Leonard

This barely scratches the surface. The Sixers have so many permutations to peddle—an offer for every degree of compensation it may take the Spurs to part ways with Leonard.