Any deal for [Kawhi] Leonard would have to include Kristaps Porzingis, whom the Spurs are said to be head over heels with, as well as a first-round pick. It’s a steep price, but the addition of Leonard plus available cap space in the summer of 2019 could dramatically alter the course of history for the star-crossed franchise.
The one major problem, of course, is that Porzingis is currently recovering from major knee surgery and his status for next season is uncertain. But with Manu Ginobili and Parker possibly retiring, perhaps the Spurs are thinking of playing the long game.
Leonard has enjoyed his time in New York and isn’t averse to playing in a major market. That should also interest the Brooklyn Nets since their general manager, Sean Marks, has a good relationship with Leonard’s New Jersey-based uncle/advisor.