New York Knicks nixed meeting with Kawhi Leonard

New York Knicks nixed meeting with Kawhi Leonard

New York Knicks nixed meeting with Kawhi Leonard

What we do know is that he's considering the Los Angeles Lakers and Clippers in addition to the Toronto Raptors he just led to their first National Basketball Association championship. If he joins the Lakers, he will transform it into a super team. Lakers are preparing to sign Kawhi Leonard while they have only 2 players retained from last season - LeBron James and Kyle Kuzma.

Kawhi Leonard will not make his decision on Wednesday evening and he may not even make it within the next few days, according to Jabari Young of The Athletic.

Green would have a similar role on the Mavericks and Lakers, only Dallas is an up-and-coming team while Los Angeles is looking to compete for a title next season.

The Toronto Raptors would be the worse of the three teams without Leonard but honestly, that is fine.

All team president Masai Ujiri has ever said publicly about how they will convince Leonard to stay after one memorable, championship season is that the Raptors "will be who we are" and that is certain to be the message they convey.

Former NFL star Cris Carter, whose former agent Mitch Frankel represents Kawhi Leonard, said on Fox Sports 1 on Thursday morning that Leonard will make his free-agency announcement on Friday.

Kawhi Leonard, the reigning NBA Finals MVP, has not made a decision on where he's going to play next year.

Drake invited the Raptors to OVO Fest this summer, during the championship parade, after riding on various players' floats, including Leonard's, where he took a photo with him and his mother. There are three favorites at the moment: The Lakers, Clippers, and the Raptors. The team cleared cap space by trading Kristaps Porzingis, and also shedding the terrible contracts of Tim Hardaway Jr. and Courtney Lee. For the Lakers, it's a new-look roster with recent tumult in the front office.

But officials from both Los Angeles teams "appear determined to say as little as possible" about the process since Leonard's camp wants to operate in complete silence prior to announcing where the eccentric superstar plans to go.

Still, even if it was the correct decision given the circumstances, the idea of the Knicks calling Leonard up to tell him, "No, thanks" is pretty hilarious.

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