I intend to join an honored tradition in the Wages of Wins Group. I'm going to make a bold prediction about the Warriors that can look very silly. Jeremy Britton is a legend for both thinking the Warriors could be a contender (before they were) and then thinking they looked pedestrian, the very season before they took off. Brian Foster said the current Warriors core was unlikely to win another title when Curry was injured and Raptors, Rockets, and Celtics were taking off. Whoops. So here goes. I think the Warriors might be on the decline and people might be too high on them next season."
Kawhi to Toronto, Houston, possibly to Houston, and Kevin Love stays in Cleveland. All that, and more, on this week's episode of the Boxscore Geeks show!
We're back to talk even more offseason news. Namely, the Bulls and Spurs aren't messing around.
One of the most interesting stories of the offseason is that Kawhi Leonard reportedly no longer wants to play for the Spurs and has demanded a trade. One of the emerging narratives around this is that the Lakers have strong negotiating leverage in any potential trade talks for Leonard, but here I argue that it is in fact the Spurs who have all the leverage.
It's widely believed that the Lakers don't feel pressured to get a trade done right now for two reasons. First, LeBron James' signing has already made them relevant even if they don't get Kawhi. Secondly, they will have enough cap space in 2019 that they feel as though they can simply wait a year and sign him outright. The Spurs, on the other hand, appear to be under the gun because if they don't trade Kawhi now, he may refuse to play for them, and they will lose him in a year "for nothing" in free agency.