NBA free agency opens in three days and things are starting to heat up.
Today the LA Lakers made some big moves to free up some cap space to sign a max free agent and will pitch Kawhi Leonard on joining their team.
The Lakers are expected to pursue several scenarios in free agency, including Brooklyn Nets point guard D’Angelo Russell — who is a restricted free agent — and Toronto Raptors star Kawhi Leonard, league sources said.
Leonard, who is currently on vacation in Barbados, has already set up meetings with the Lakers, Clippers and Raptors next week in Los Angeles.
Via Yahoo Sports
Toronto Raptors star Kawhi Leonard intends to grant the Los Angeles Lakers and the Los Angeles Clippers meetings when free agency opens on June 30, league sources told Yahoo Sports.
The meetings would be held in Los Angeles, sources said.
Leonard, who declined his $21.3 million player option to become an unrestricted free agent, plans to meet with a handful of teams — including the Raptors — before making a decision about his future, sources said.
According to ESPN, the Raptors will be the final team that gets to meet with him next week.
As of now the Raptors are small favorites over the Clippers to keep Kawhi this offseason.