Lakers Trade Rumors: Kawhi Leonard Ask Includes Brandon Ingram, Kyle Kuzma, More

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistJuly 4, 2018

SAN ANTONIO, TX - JANUARY 13:  Kawhi Leonard #2 of the San Antonio Spurs looks on during the game against the Denver Nuggets on January 13, 2018 at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photos by Mark Sobhani/NBAE via Getty Images)
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The San Antonio Spurs are making it clear to the Los Angeles Lakers they will have to pay a steep price if they want to trade for Kawhi Leonard.

Per Spectrum SportsNet's Larry Coon, the Spurs' request includes Brandon Ingram, Kyle Kuzma, Josh Hart, two first-round draft picks and swapping two more draft picks.

As the Spurs continue to weigh their options with Leonard for next season, it's been made clear to this point they don't intend to settle for anything less than what they want.

Per Yahoo Sports' Jordan Schultz, the Philadelphia 76ers were asked to give up three future first-round draft picks and two players currently on their roster.

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski noted Leonard's desire to join the Lakers remains intact as trade negotiations continue.

Since the Lakers secured an agreement from LeBron James, they've devoted most of their remaining financial resources to one-year deals with the likes of Rajon Rondo, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Lance Stephenson and JaVale McGee.

Per Spotrac, the Lakers currently have $1.38 million in cap space left. If they are confident Leonard is determined to play for them, waiting to sign him next summer when he can become a free agent is an option.

Then again, Paul George seemed bound for the Lakers as a free agent this summer only to reach an agreement on an extension with the Oklahoma City Thunder as soon as free agency began Sunday, per Wojnarowski.


Reported agreements to sign via NBA.com's free-agent tracker unless otherwise noted.