Los Angeles is targeting George and LeBron James with those spots, and acquiring Leonard in a trade would make them an extremely desirable destination for both players.
Leonard averaged 16.3 points, 4.7 rebounds and 2.3 assists in the nine games he played for the Spurs last season.
ESPN's Chris Haynes reported that Leonard "isn't concerned" about missing out on the supermax contract as there is a "feeling of betrayal" with the franchise.
Recent Sixers assistant coaching hire Monty Williams spent the past two years as the vice president of basketball operations in the same front office as R.C. Buford, while Brett Brown served on Gregg Popovich's staff with Leonard as a player. Phoenix explored Kyrie Irving trades last summer but was reluctant to deal Josh Jackson, whom they selected with the fourth overall pick.
The Spurs were reduced to giving only cryptic answers about Leonard's status.
Now, with the added reports this week that the Spurs star wants to be traded away this summer, it doesn't look like he will be with the team for much longer.
If Leonard is traded by June 30, his contract carries the 2017-18 value of $18.9 million. Articles were written about which team made the most sense.
The Lakers could give up many young assets, such as Kyle Kuzma, Brandon Ingram, Julius Randle, and Josh Hart.
Of course, any time there's a player that could possibly be on the trading block the Boston Celtics have to get involved. A healthy Leonard is probably also one of the five best players in the National Basketball Association right now.
Leonard's leverage in stopping a trade to a place like Boston or Philadelphia is his threat to not pick up his player's option or re-sign there, because of his desire to go to L.A. or NY. Per Bovada, the Lakers themselves are seemingly the overwhelming favorites to land Leonard.
The two-time Defensive Player of the Year has played his entire career with the Spurs since being drafted with the 15th pick of the 2011 National Basketball Association draft.
Portugal and Spain are both now playing catch-up in Group B as Iran shocked Morocco 1-0 earlier in the day to top the section. Reported Wolverhampton Wanderers target Rui Patricio featured for Portugal against Spain at the World Cup on Friday.
Beijing outlined plans to increase tariffs on $50 billion of American products like meat, whiskey, planes, cars and soybeans. The Trump administration is moving forward with its plans to implement tariffs on Chinese goods coming into America.
The company began to tumble after The Wall Street Journal poked holes in the testing, and Friday's indictment is the latest blow. Holmes and Theranos reached a settlement with the SEC, while the SEC said it would take its case against Balwani to court.
He was briefed on the report yesterday, but it may not have been exactly what he was hoping for. "No, he won't. And what's more, apparently he did so while the FBI was investigating Clinton for nearly the very same thing .
That said, he isn't the only golfer who experienced issues at Shinnecock today. "I'm not saying it's going to, but it could". He birdied the par-4 15th hole but quickly negated the gained stroke with a bogey on the par-5 16th to move back to 6 over.
The suit , brought by Students for Fair Admissions, says Harvard imposes what is in effect a soft quota of "racial balancing". Friday's court filings followed a battle over a trove of Harvard data reviewed by lawyers earlier in the lawsuit.
Paul Sweeney, a Glasgow MP, said on Twitter: "Devastated that a major fire has broken out at the Glasgow School of Art tonight". The landmark building had been due to reopen next year after restoration.
Suarez missed a sitter midway through the first half, then squandered two more glorious opportunities in the second. Here are a few things we can look forward to in this second match of Group A ...
Relay for Life to be held in Minford
Participants will circle a track that is surrounded with glowing luminaria that bear the name of someone who has battled cancer. Nurse Nancy Harmon, in wheelchair, is joined by her friends and family members for the Survivors Lap that kicks off the event.
Majority of S.Koreans view DPRK-US summit positively
During the interview, the subject of Trump's recent Singapore summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un arose. President Donald Trump admires how North Korean President Kim Jong-un is deferentially treated by his citizens.
Donald Trump Wants "His People" To Treat Him Like Kim Jung
A united Korea with the North's nuclear weapons capability and the South's economic and technological prowess is a possibility . In late May, Trump abruptly called off the meeting after North Korea made hostile remarks through its state-run media outlet.
United States, Mexico and Canada To Host 2026 World Cup
After narrowly missing out for 2022, the most prestigious tournament in world soccer is coming back to the United States in 2026. The joint bid defeated Morocco's application with 134 of the 200 votes cast at the FIFA Congress in Moscow on Wednesday.
Oil prices waver amid OPEC report
Schumer spoke as he stood in front of the price sign - regular for $3.09 - at an Exxon station on Capitol Hill. OPEC is under scrutiny in Congress, too.
Morocco own goal hands late victory to Iran
The Atlas Lions started the game brightly with highly- rated Schalke youngster Amine Harit shooting wide from the edge of the box. There was an explosion of joy among the Iranian squad, with coaching staff and substitutes sprinting onto the field and jumping.
France vs. Australia - Football Match Report
Australia were under fire in the opening stages of the match, with Matt Ryan being kept busy by France's lethal attack. It was no less than Australia deserved following the contentious goal that they had conceded.