The entire power balance of the NBA hangs on Kawhi Leonard’s free agency decision, and the Lakers have emerged as a surprise potential landing spot over the last week..
In what would have seemed like an impossibility after L.A. ended their dumpster fire season with then team President Magic Johnson resigning in a surprise press conference after the last game, FS1 NBA Analyst Chris Broussard says the Lakers are currently the favorites to land Leonard.
Broussard says it was Magic who spoke with members of Kawhi’s camp yesterday for reassurances about how he would be treated in the organization relative to LeBron James and potential staff additions. According to Broussard, as of today the Lakers are Leonard’s first choice. Now all Jeanie Buss has to do is not screw it up.