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Here's Why The 76ers Didn't Land Kawhi


Even with the Kawhi Leonard saga nearing it's end, most of us have been left with more questions than answers.

When did the relationship go south? Will Kawhi still end up on the Lakers? But perhaps more intriguingly, why not the Sixers?

Well, in a report, by Zach Lowe, the Sixers struck out on Kawhi because they willing to pay the price to get him:

Philadelphia's potential package of Robert Covington, Dario Saric, and the Heat's unprotected 2021 pick didn't move the needle. Spurs made it clear they wanted Ben Simmons or Joel Embiid.

Obviously, the Spurs wanted a star in exchange for Kawhi, not just a young piece. For Philly, that meant they'd have to give up Simmons or Embiid... something they obviously weren't willing to do.

Thus, the Spurs dealt with the Raptors and got DeMar DeRozan for years to come. Meanwhile, for Philadelphia, they'll have to continue to trust the process with the pieces they have.