NBA free agency started with a bang and most of the star players already made blockbuster deals. Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, Jimmy Butler, Kemba Walker, Klay Thompson, etc have already signed new deals. While the best player of the season, the 2019 NBA finals MVP, Kawhi Leonard has not yet made a decision.
There are three teams where the NBA superstar might go next and sign a contract. Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers and Toronto Raptors are the top three names in the race. The latest speculations are putting Leonard in the Lakers team. Here are the reasons why Kawhi Leonard will go to the Lakers and information on the timeline of the deal.
Leonard in Lakers on Twitter
Kendrick Perkins, a former NBA player, and trade expert predicted that Kevin Durant will go to the Brooklyn Nets. The same man is now saying that the Lakers are the top in the race to sign in Kawhi Leonard. After that, there is a lot of buzz generated online, and fans are sure that Leonard will indeed go to the Lakers.
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The hashtag #Kawhiisalker is trending on Twitter and fans are almost sure that a deal is on its way to becoming official. Twitter users are sharing fanart of Kawhi Leonard in the Lakers jersey and it is looking pretty good. Fans are hoping for the best, and they believe the Lakers will do anything to sign in Leonard.
Even though Kawhi Leonard will meet with all the three teams, Clippers, Lakers and Raptors, the deal makes sense. It is reported that the final decision might not come before July 4, and everyone including the Lakers have to wait a bit more.
The main reason why Leonard could join the Lakers team is the NBA 2020 winning odds. The Lakers have the best odds of 6/1 and with the addition of Leonard, it will go further higher. The trio of Anthony Davis, LeBron James, and Kawhi Leonard will be literally unstoppable. There will be no team that can beat the Lakers and the 2020 finals trophy would be lifted by them.