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Leonard clearly wants out of San Antonio, but he can make life hard for the Spurs by refusing to sign long-term with any team but the Los Angeles Lakers.

James IS the Cavs' offseason, and if they think a move will convince him to stay, we'd expect them to make it.

The Pelicans and Lakers each called center DeMarcus Cousins after free agency began early Sunday morning, and Cousins is expected to schedule meetings with both teams, according to The Undefeated.

With James locked in for four years, and Leonard is a free agent in 2019 the desperation for the Lakers is gone. While Kawhi Leonard or one of a handful of other unsafe options could wind up with the Lakers, Golden State can at least take solace in the fact that it won't see a James/Leonard/George lineup in a playoff series.

It's a tricky spot for the Lakers.

Leonard's and the Spurs' relationship fractured this year while Leonard was out with a leg injury. If it wants to, however, Boston can put together the most enticing package for Leonard.

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Ramona Shelburne reports that LA believes it will have a better chance of landing LeBron if they can somehow conclude a trade for Leonard before the weekend.

What the Spurs do from here on out is anyone's guess, but they are handling the end of the Leonard situation with aplomb. Leonard wants to be traded to the Lakers. That essentially eliminated the possibility of the Cavs trading James to the destination of his choice, only leaving teams with an abundance of cap space in contention to sign the NBA's best player. If the Lakers balk at the Spurs' price for Leonard, perhaps the Spurs deal Leonard elsewhere.

While Leonard's desire to leave Texas does not come as a surprise, it asks hard questions of both franchises.

Kyle Kuzma #0 of the Los Angeles Lakers brings the ball up court against the Utah Jazz in a game at Vivint Smart Home Arena on April 3, 2018 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

LeBron James is officially a free agent. Perhaps Boogie can do the same for the vaunted Warriors via free agency.

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