The future of San Antonio Spurs small forward Kawhi Leonard may be one of the leading storylines heading into the upcoming offseason, as the All-Star forward has reportedly grown increasingly distant with the Texas franchise, indicating he may want a change of scenery for next season.
Some teams like the Los Angeles Clippers are allegedly already lining up trade offers to send to San Antonio once the season finishes to try and snag Leonard, but they won't be without competition if the Lakers Magic Johnson has anything to say about it.
According to the legendary point guard and Lakers current President of Basketball Operations, the way the Boston Celtics have assembled their roster is the way he wants to do it with the Lakers.
"Kyrie Irving got with young, talented players...It’s not that you have to have a Big Three anymore. You have to have young horses to go with a superstar or two.”
The Lakers already are a team of young horses with the likes of Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Kyle Kuzma and hopefully Julius Randle, but the one thing they're missing is a superstar or two, which will definitely be the focus of this offseason for the Lakers, whether that be in the form of trading for Kawhi Leonard without giving up too many valuable assets, or signing LeBron James and Paul George in free agency.
Whatever the case, the Lakers will be set up for a long time if things go their way this offseason.