NBA Trade Rumors: Lakers 'Know' They Can Sign Kawhi Leonard In 2019 Free Agency

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NBA Trade Rumors: Lakers 'Know' They Can Sign Kawhi Leonard In 2019 Free Agency
NBA Trade Rumors: Lakers 'Know' They Can Sign Kawhi Leonard In 2019 Free Agency

Two days before the 2017-18 NBA trade deadline, the Los Angeles Lakers were reportedly 'recalibrating' for 2019 free agency which features Kawhi Leonard. However, they ended up taking a major step in creating the necessary cap space to sign two max-contract players this summer by trading for Isaiah Thomas' and Channing Frye's expiring contracts along with the No. 25 pick in the 2018 NBA Draft from the Cleveland Cavaliers. With Leonard's uncertain future with the San Antonio Spurs, one Western Conference executive believes there was a major reason behind the initial report about the Lakers shifting their focus to next year, according to Ken Berger of Bleacher Report: It's commonly heard on the

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