Pros and Cons for Kawhi Leonard's Options in NBA Free Agency


Lakers:

Pros-

  1. Kawhi can make $11.4 million more based on complicated math even though the Raptors can offer him more money.
  2. LA has the biggest stage and the brightest lights, but he can still continue to load manage with ease.
  3. His chance of winning another title goes way up thanks to LeBron and AD.

Cons- He’s in the shadow of LeBron, has to deal with the microscope of being a Laker, least appealing of all 3 coaches, ownership is a mess, you’ll never be the greatest to wear the jersey, perceived as a title chaser

Clippers:

Pros-

  1. See #1 for Lakers (has home in Rancho Santa Fe – 2 hours to LA).
  2. Stable ownership,
  3. Could become the greatest Clipper ever/franchise hero,
  4. Challenging professionally

Cons- Least appealing roster of all 3 options, you’ll be the #2 act in your own building, have to compete in a cluttered Western Conference

Raptors:

Pros-

  1. Knows what he’s getting into/no surprises
  2. Continuity
  3. Chance to defend title
  4. He’s already a Canadian hero
  5. Ownership/management and a great head coach

Cons- It’s Canada.


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