Contrary to beliefs by many insiders, including ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, FS1's Cris Carter reported that a decision from Leonard is not expected on Friday, as the forward weighs his options between the Toronto Raptors and the Los Angeles Lakers and Clippers. He will either move back to Raptors or agree to Lakers' offer as per an internal source of the Los Angeles team.
While many National Basketball Association stars had intense media scrutiny with reports emerging hourly of their every move, Leonard is taking a different approach, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
If the Lakers end up losing out on Leonard, their offseason will suddenly take a pretty bad turn, something which didn't even seem possible after they swung a deal for Davis in June. So if Leonard doesn't announce his decision on Saturday, he suddenly won't be making as much money from the Purple and Gold, which could complicate things.
The Raptors are trying to keep together their championship squad while the Clippers, in Leonard's hometown, have a similar young team that would offer him a starring role.
"I'm not considered tampering because I'm not a part of the ownership, so I have definitely reached out to a lot of players that I wanted to see play on our team".
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There's also some good news in that the Los Angeles Lakers are now No. 1 in terms of the 2019-20 NBA Championship odds. He just wants to win.
The company left their name off the signs so the message could be all about Toronto and Kawhi.
According to this report from Marc Berman of the NY Post, it's actually the Knicks who backed out of a meeting with the reigning NBA Finals MVP.
There is a serious chance that Cousins would do more harm than good to the franchise under that sort of contract.
Cousins would be worth a one-year gamble if the team brought in Leonard, only if they used the mid-level exception on Cousins.
We don't know what will happen yet with Leonard's free-agency decision, but by the looks of it, there's one bettor in Vegas who might have an idea.