Kawhi Leonard is determined to be a Laker, but reportedly, the team has yet to make a considerable trade offer.
With LeBon James officially in the fold, the Lakers must now re-focus all energies on convincing the San Antonio Spurs to part ways with the disgruntled superstar. According to multiple reports, the Lakers have been in talks with the Spurs about acquiring the 26-year-old, but things haven’t gone well. Kevin O’Connor of The Ringer reported that the Lakers offers have been underwhelming, with one executive describing them in an unflattering manner:
With LeBron officially agreeing to sign with the Lakers, it’ll be fascinating to monitor what type of leverage the Spurs can create for Kawhi Leonard, who still desires to play for the Lakers, according to multiple league sources—all of whom say offers to the Spurs have been underwhelming.
One executive said the proposed packages have gotten worse with each round of negotiations, while another said they’re flat-out unacceptable.
That might change if the Lakers are determined to add their second star now. Multiple league sources suggest the Lakers could send a package to the Spurs featuring Ingram, multiple first-round picks, a sign-and-trade involving Randle, and possibly Josh Hart.