LeBron back in Los Angeles as start of free agency nears

Lonzo Ball Lakers Spurs Kawhi Leonard

ESPN reports that the Lakers are said to be assembling an overwhelming offer for Leonard, an attempt to not only land him but also have enough cap space to sign LeBron.

That kind of mentality actually may be reassuring for Lakers fans - perhaps the team is not so hellbent to get James that they would sacrifice young players like Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Kyle Kuzma, and Josh Hart or future draft picks.

While the National Basketball Association free agency window has officially opened, trade rumors involving Kawhi Leonard have not taken a backseat quite yet. James has until Friday to decide on his contract option, and free agency begins July 1. The Lakers might have been trying, but they didn't acquire another star to prove to James that they could build something special in order for him to commit to a four-year, $154 million deal. Is it Los Angeles or bust? Much of it had to do directly with discrepancies between his camp and the team's doctors about the nature and severity of his injury, along with a time-line for recovery.

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James' camp and the Cavaliers' front office have maintained a dialogue since the season ended, sources said.

The Spurs are reportedly hoping to send him to an Eastern Conference team if they do decide to make a trade, and drew strong interest from a 76ers team that "badly wants" Leonard.

"Whenever anyone says anything about another individual or about the quality of another individual, or what they're doing, I think the first thing to look at is the substance and gravitas of the source that speaks", he told ESPN.com in January about LaVar's criticism of Lakers coach Luke Walton.

Westbrook throws party -- for Paul George?
George, who was traded to the Thunder previous year , was rumoured to be heading to the Lakers with his old contract expired. This is a party that members of the Thunder front office will reportedly attend and - who knows - possibly George himself.

Leonard clearly wants out of San Antonio, but he can make life hard for the Spurs by refusing to sign long-term with any team but the Los Angeles Lakers.

The move comes after James made an emotional and unexpected return to his home state of OH in 2014. The Lakers would be giving up a lot of their young core and future stars but ultimately, setting themselves ahead to be favorites to take out the 2018-19 championship and de-throne the Warriors.

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