The 76ers are willing to walk away from the Kawhi Leonard sweepstakes.
The Philadelphia 76ers are one of the National Basketball Association teams who expressed strong interest in trading for Kawhi Leonard of the San Antonio Spurs. His most desirable destination would be one of the Los Angeles teams, seeing as how Leonard is an L.A. resident - preferably the Clippers now that James has taken over the Lakers half of the city.
The team is in talks with San Antonio to acquire the two-time all-star via a trade. But, in the latest development, there's been some interesting movement on the betting front, as the Toronto Raptors now have the best odds to start next season with the superstar forward on their roster.More news: Lakers GM Reveals How LeBron James Informed Team Of Free-Agent Decision
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The Raptors would risk losing Leonard in a year since he's eligible to become a free agent next summer and reportedly wants to play in Los Angeles.
San Antonio is expected to trade Leonard at some point, but they could hold out for a few months as they look to get a desirable offer.
According to Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer, it is believed that the Sixers would have a hard time getting Buford to leave San Antonio for Philly.
Considering the Sixers were swept out of the playoffs by the Celtics this past year, they could definitely use a player like Leonard to help compete with an even more loaded Boston team next season. That is, assuming the Spurs would be interested in such a deal. But this could be good news for Philly fans, as landing a player of Leonard's abilities might give the Sixers a leg up on the now wide open Eastern Conference.