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Kawhi tracker: Lakers pursuit of Leonard to pick up after LeBron news, reports say

NBA's free agency period underway

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SAN ANTONIO – The NBA's 2018 free agency period officially started on Sunday and the Spurs have already been involved in several league discussions and deals. Here's the latest.

UPDATE: ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reports the Lakers pursuit of Kawhi Leonard will likely pick back up after news that LeBron James has signed with LA. Wojnarowski says Leonard wants to be a Laker.

UPDATE: Multiple reports indicate the Sixers feel confident they can get Kawhi Leonard to re-sign an extension if he is traded to Philadelphia. The Clippers also have not given up trading for Leonard.

PREVIOUS: ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reports Philadelphia has engaged San Antonio in trade discussions for All-Star Kawhi Leonard.

The Sixers are reportedly keeping Markelle Fultz off limits for now. Fultz was the No. 1 pick in last year's NBA draft.

Wojnarowski said on ESPN early Sunday morning that the Spurs threshold for a Leonard deal remains very high and the Spurs are not giving him away.

He added the Spurs were willing to play the long game with Leonard in hopes of repairing the team's relationship with their disgruntled star.

Other deals:

The Spurs have reportedly struck deals with forward Rudy Gay and guard Marco Belinelli.

Gay's deal to return to San Antonio is worth $10 million for one year, and Belinelli's is worth $12 million for two years.

Belinelli played on the Spurs  2014 championship team.


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