Did Celtics Make New Trade Offer To Spurs For Kawhi Leonard?

The Lakers and Celtics aren't the only two teams to call the Spurs about Leonard.

LeBron is reportedly "hesitant" to be the first superstar to sign with the Lakers, and would want to make his decision quickly in free agency.

Los Angeles has been one of the favorites to sign James because of the fact that James already owns two mansions in the area and the Lakers have enough salary-cap space to sign two major free agents.

The Lakers were long seen as a destination this summer for James and Paul George, but it no longer seems to be a sure bet that George opts out of his contract with the Thunder by Friday. However, ESPN's Ramona Shelburne previously reported the Lakers felt rebuffed after their initial conversation with the Spurs.

As you might recall, Wojnarowski reported earlier this month that Boston made an offer to San Antonio for Leonard ahead of the National Basketball Association trade deadline in February.

Leonard reportedly is still insisting the team trade him, while the Spurs are equally headstrong about keeping him in uniform at least until the 2019 trade deadline, ESPN reported Tuesday, citing unidentified league sources.

What exactly would that offer be?

The Lakers have been hunting a future first-round draft pick on the trade market in recent days, league sources said.

Kawhi Leonard #2 of the San Antonio Spurs dribbles past Julius Randle #30 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the second half of a game at Staples Center on November 18, 2016 in Los Angeles.

The Lakers - with Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma and Josh Hart - have the assets to spur action (pun intended). A sign-and-trade with Julius Randle is a possibility.

The Leonard rumors are starting to really heat up, and expect the Celtics to be right in the middle of it all until San Antonio actually pulls the trigger.

  • Angelo Rivera