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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Report: 76ers believe they still have ‘real chance’ at Kawhi Leonard

Kawhi Leonard

As the Philadelphia 76ers try to entice LeBron James to join them in free agency, they appear to believe they may end up having one advantage.

According to Marc Stein of the New York Times, one of the key selling points that the Sixers plan to make in their meeting with James’s agent Rich Paul is that they believe they have a “real chance” of trading for San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard.

ESPN’s Zach Lowe indicated that the Sixers’ offer to San Antonio isn’t acceptable at the moment, but they could certainly change that.

The 76ers look like significant underdogs in the LeBron sweepstakes at this moment, so they would probably need something big to turn the tide. Adding Leonard would certainly qualify, though it may simply be a selling point given that they have no concrete evidence of this to offer.

On the other hand, if one report is to be believed, James has already made up his mind and this is moot. It can’t hurt to try, though.



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