Potential Trade Packages for Kawhi Leonard

It is now incredibly clear (as if it wasn’t before) that Kawhi Leonard will never play another game with the San Antonio Spurs. The rumors and stories have been going on for months, but now we all know for sure that he is a goner. Whoever can land this 4 time all defensive team beast will be happier than the guy behind Kawhi and Obama in the cover photo above.

He is rumored to be wanting to take his talents to Los Angeles and play for the Lakers, but Pop and the Spurs will have the final say where he goes since the claw is obviously not a free agent. San Antonio could very well refuse to trade him to a competing team in the West, unless the offer is just too good to refuse. Here are some realistic trade packages for the all-star from the most likely suitors, along with a couple long shots.

Los Angeles Lakers: 

  • Kyle Kuzma, Brandon Ingram, and pick #25 for Kawhi Leonard
  • Lonzo Ball, pick #47, and a future pick for Kawhi Leonard
  • Kyle Kuzma, Lonzo Ball, and pick #47 for Kawhi Leonard

Boston Celtics: 

  • Kyrie Irving for Kawhi Leonard straight up
  • Terry Rozier, Marcus Morris, and pick #27 for Kawhi Leonard and Dejounte Murray
  • Jaylen Brown, Marcus Morris, Abdel Nader, and Guerschon Yabusele for Kawhi Leonard
  • Gordon Hayward and pick #27 for Kawhi Leoanrd

Philadelphia 76ers: 

  • Markelle Fultz, Dario Saric, Robert Covington and picks #38, #39, and #56 for Kawhi Leonard
  • Robert Covington, Dario Saric and picks #10, #39, and #56 for Kawhi Leonard
  • Dario Saric, TJ McConnell and picks #10, #26, and #38  for Kawhi Leonard

Toronto Raptors:

  • DeMar DeRozen and Delon Wright for Kawhi Leonard
  • Kyle Lowry, Serge Ibaka, and a future pick or 2 for Kawhi Leonard, Patty Mills, and Pau Gasol

Miami Heat:

  • Goran Dragic, Justice Winslow, Dion Waters, and Bam Adebayo for Kawhi Leonard and Patty Mills
  • Hassan Whiteside, Justice Winslow,  Josh Richardson, and a future draft pick for Kawhi Leonard and Paul Gasol

Houston Rockets:

  • Eric Gordon, PJ Tucker, pick #46, and 2 future first round picks for Kawhi Leonard
  • sign and trade Clint Capela, along with Eric Gordon for Kawhi Leonard and Patty Mills
  • Chris Paul opts in for final year of his contract, and is traded, along with Nene Hilario for Kawhi Leonard

Washington Wizards: 

  • Bradley Beal, Kelly Oubre, and pick #44 for Kawhi Leonard
  • Bradley Beal and pick #17 for Kawhi Leonard

Los Angeles Clippers: 

  • Patrick Beverly, Tobias Harris, pick #13, and a future pick for Kawhi Leonard
  • Milos Teodosic, Tobias Harris, Wesley Johnson, and pick #13 for Kawhi Leonard and Patty Mills
  • Patrick Beverly, Danilo Gallinari, Sam Dekker, and pick #13 for Kawhi Leonard and Patty Mills

Chicago Bulls: 

  • Robin Lopez, Kriss Dunn, Denzel Valentine, Jerian Grant, and future draft picks for Kawhi Leonard and Patty Mills
  • Pick #7, Robin Lopez, Justin Holiday, and Kris Dunn for Kawhi Leonard and Patty Mills
  • Pick #7, Robin Lopez, Cameron Payne, and Denzel Valentine for Kawhi Leonard

Portland Trailblazers:

  • Damian Lillard and Jake Layman for Kawhi Leonard and Patty Mills
  • Damian Lillard for Kawhi Leonard straight up
  • CJ Mccollum and a future first round pick for Kawhi Leonard

 

These next two teams are incredibly unlikely to land and re-sign, or even land Kawhi in the first place, but still interesting to think about.

Cleveland Cavaliers: 

  • LeBron James (opts in for final year of contract), Kyle Korver, and JR Smith for Kawhi Leonard, Patty Mills, and a future first round pick or 2
  • Kevin Love, George Hill, and JR Smith for Kawhi Leonard, Patty Mills, and Pau Gasol
  • LeBron James (opts in for final year) and Tristan Thompson for Kawhi Leonard, Pau Gasol, and future draft picks
  • Kevin Love, Tristan Thompson, Kyle Korver, George Hill for Kawhi Leonard, Pau Gasol, Patty Mills, and Danny Green (if he opts in for his final year)

Oklahoma City Thunder:

  • Russell Westbrick for Kawhi Leonard and Dejounte Murray
  • Carmelo Anthony, Patrick Patterson, Terrance Ferguson, pick #53, and a future first round pick or 2 for Kawhi Leonard and Patty Mills

 

If you’re interested in more long shot trades for Kawhi, check out Sleeper Teams to Land Kawhi Leonard in Trade.

 

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