As Kawhi Leonard continues to dominate in Toronto, many basketball fans are still wondering what his future holds. Will he stay north of the border with his new squad or jet somewhere else in free agency?
Leonard is currently in a contract year and despite his success so far this season, many are anticipating he’ll head home to play with LeBron in La La land. Kevin Durant, however, doesn’t seem to think the two would fit very well together. Durant explained to Bleacher Report that the duo’s contrasting styles of play wouldn’t work and that pairing them together “doesn’t really make sense.”
Ironically enough, there’s also been some chatter about Durant heading to the Lakers to play with LeBron. The 30-year-old is also heading into a contract year and could choose to head to a big market such as LA or New York. The Warriors are reportedly concerned their two-time Finals MVP might leave in the summer.
The following is an excerpt from an article by ESPN’s Zach Lowe:
"I don't think Durant or the people closest to him know what he's going to do. The Warriors don't. They will pitch him on his comfort in the Bay Area; business connections there; and their sparking new arena -- the one for which Durant broke ceremonial ground.
I spent last season's Finals talking to everyone I could about Durant, trying to figure him out. The sense I got from the Warriors was that they found Durant unknowable -- and were afraid even much of last season he would leave."
The Lakers are going to either be really happy, or really disappointed following free agency. If Kawhi continues to light the lamp, he might consider sticking around in the 6ix a little longer.
(H/T Bleacher Report)