On this episode of The HoopsHype Podcast, Alex Kennedy is joined by his HoopsHype colleague, Frank Urbina. Alex and Frank discuss Kawhi Leonard’s decision to request a trade from the San Antonio Spurs and where the two-time All-Star may land.
2:05: Alex and Frank share their first reaction to the news of Leonard’s trade request.
6:35: Analyzing the Los Angeles Lakers’ odds of landing Leonard and what kind of deal could make sense for both teams.
17:30: Why it doesn’t make sense for a team like the Phoenix Suns or Sacramento Kings to give up a top draft pick and other assets for Leonard without a long-term commitment.
19:50: Analyzing the New York Knicks’ odds of landing Leonard and why it could be difficult for the Knicks to put together a competitive offer.
24:15: If the Kings are willing to trade for Leonard without long-term assurances, what kind of package could they put together?
28:50: Analyzing the Boston Celtics’ odds of landing Leonard and the very attractive offer they could make San Antonio.
36:55: Analyzing the Los Angeles Clippers’ odds of landing Leonard and why it could be difficult for them to put together a competitive offer.
40:55: Analyzing the Philadelphia 76ers’ odds of landing Leonard and what kind of package they could put together.
45:20: Why teams like the Celtics and 76ers may have an advantage because they’re in the Eastern Conference.
48:00: Frank names the Miami Heat as a dark-horse contender in the Leonard sweepstakes and explains his reasoning.
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