Celtics

Celtics

The Celtics and the Lakers are reportedly in trade talks with the Spurs centered on Kawhi Leonard, according to Adrian Wojnarowski. 

Now, we all know that Leonard, who can become a free agent next summer, wants to play for the Lakers and most likely will not give a team like the Celtics any sort of assurance of him staying beyond the coming season. That led every single user on twitter.com to raise an interesting thought: 

In all seriousness, everyone arrived at this thought for a reason: The Celtics don't need to trade for Kawhi. The Lakers might need to in order to land LeBron James. The Lakers, should they end up with a trio of James, Kawhi and Paul George, would be a threat to the Celtics' title hopes in the coming seasons. It would be in the Celtics' best interests to do whatever they can to weaken that supporting cast. 

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