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What could Celtics, Lakers, 76ers offer in trade for Kawhi Leonard?

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Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard drives to basket against Clippers forward Sam Dekker (Getty Images)

There's a possibility that Kawhi Leonard has played his last game in a Spurs uniform. Despite being eligible for a supermax extension worth $219 million this offseason, the two-time All-Star reportedly wants out of San Antonio.

Being a native of Los Angeles, Leonard's preferred destination is believed to be the Lakers or Clippers. A number of other teams could be in play for him, however, if the Spurs make him available in trade talks this offseason.

From the Celtics to the 76ers, let's take a look at why the Spurs would take a call with each team rumored to be interested in Leonard...

Boston Celtics

Report: ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski

Why the Spurs listen: The Celtics have the best collection of assets in the NBA. They have perennial All-Stars in Kyrie Irving, Gordon Hayward and Al Horford, as well as rising stars in Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown.

If the Spurs want to compete now, they could target some combination of the former. If they have their eyes set on the future, they could build a trade around the latter with some draft picks included.

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Los Angeles Clippers

Report: The New York Times' Marc Stein

Why the Spurs listen: The Clippers have two lottery picks (Nos. 12 and 13) in the 2018 NBA Draft and a number of veterans on team-friendly contracts, such as Tobias Harris, Milos Teodosic and Patrick Beverley.

DeAndre Jordan could also be included in a deal, though he has a player option in his contract that he could decline to become a free agent this offseason.

Los Angeles Lakers

​Report: ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski

Why the Spurs listen: Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma and Brandon Ingram. This depends on what the Spurs make of the Lakers' recent draft picks because Los Angeles doesn't have many other players under contract for next season.

Known to have some of the best talent evaluators in the NBA, are the Spurs as high on Ball and Ingram as the Lakers were when they selected them with the No. 2 picks in back-to-back NBA Drafts?

Sacramento Kings

Report: Yahoo Sports' Chris Mannix

Why the Spurs listen: The No. 2 pick in the 2018 NBA Draft would give a franchise that has drafted some of the best European players in NBA history an opportunity to select Luka Donicic, unless the Suns take the Slovenian at No. 1 instead of Deandre Ayton.

The Kings have some intriguing young players already on their roster as well, from De'Aaron Fox and Bogdan Bogdanovic in the backcourt to Willie Cauley-Stein and Skal Labissiere in the frontcourt. This might give the Spurs the best opportunity to completely rebuild.

Philadelphia 76ers

Report: San Antonio Express News' Jabari Young

Why the Spurs listen: It's hard to believe the 76ers would be willing to give up Ben Simmons or Joel Embiid in a trade - even for Leonard - but the Spurs might be interested in Markelle Fultz, Robert Covington, Dario Saric and/or the No. 10 pick in the 2018 NBA Draft.

Fultz was the No. 1 pick in the 2018 NBA Draft, Covington has developed into one of the best 3-and-D wings in the league and Saric is the type of versatile forward who would thrive in Gregg Popovich's system in a Boris Diaw-type role.

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