This Team Has Best Odds Of Landing Kawhi Leonard In Trade With Spurs


We’ve gotten to the point where Vegas is weighing in on where Kawhi Leonard will play next season.

Leonard played just nine total games this season due to a quad injury, and reports of tension between him and the Spurs organization have sparked rumors that San Antonio will trade the All-Star forward this offseason.

That speculation has ramped up enough that the sportsbook Bovada published updated odds Wednesday on where Leonard will play next season.

Here are the odds for which team Leonard will be on for the first game of the 2018-19 NBA season:

Spurs -160
76ers +450
Lakers +650
Clippers +700
Celtics +1100
Cavaliers +1200
Knicks +1400
Hornets/Bucks +1500

While Leonard staying put is the most likely scenario, per OddsShark, an intriguing team leads the rest of the pack: The Philadelphia 76ers.

An ESPN report earlier this week suggested Leonard’s camp wants to move him to a bigger market, and his uncle, Dennis Robertson, hails from neighboring New Jersey, so the Sixers definitely seem like a legitimate possibility.

The Boston Celtics are in the hunt as well, although they trail Los Angeles’ two teams — the Lakers and Clippers — which also were mentioned in ESPN’s report. The Celtics might have the most to offer the Spurs in a potential trade, though, as they still boast several coveted draft picks they could package with a young star such as Jayson Tatum or Jaylen Brown.

The C’s and Sixers, of course, currently are squaring off in the second round of the NBA playoffs. Winner gets Leonard, who says no?

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