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Adding that dynamic duo would give the Lakers more leverage in trade talks for Kawhi Leonard, who wants out of San Antonio.

This could be a monumental franchise changing offseason for the Los Angeles Lakers thanks to a star-studded free agent market that is expected to feature LeBron James and Paul George.

They will have to ask themselves is it worth trading all these assets for one-year of Kawhi Leonard? But according to ESPN's Ramona Shelburne, Adrian Wojnarowski and Brian Windhorst, the Lakers and Spurs re-engaged in trade talks Wednesday, and the outcome will have massive implications.

In March, Parker told Tom Orsborn of the San Antonio Express-News that his quad injury from the previous year was "a hundred times worse" than what Leonard was dealing with.

George will be an unrestricted free agent in July and while he admitted playing in his native state would be "attractive", he has also hinted he would like to re-sign with the Oklahoma City Thunder, claiming the team "checked all the boxes".

It's a comical situation on social media, but the Spurs still have to decide what to do with Leonard, whether it's a trade or keeping him on the roster; They can do this until February 2019, otherwise there's the risk of losing him in next summer's free-agent period.

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Free agency starts on Sunday, and the moratorium ends on July 6th.

Earlier this week, ESPN reported that the Los Angeles Lakers believe that acquiring San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard would likely "clinch" also landing LeBron James. League sources told ESPN that should that be the case, his ideal preference would be to make a swift decision on his next team in July. The Boston Celtics, Cavaliers, Philadelphia 76ers and Los Angeles Clippers have made offers for Leonard as well, according to the report.

Other fans have shared endless GIFs and memes in the comments section where some of them have gained hundreds of likes on Facebook and retweets on Twitter.

The two-time Defensive Player of the Year had been cleared to return by the Spurs' medical staff but he didn't believe he was 100 percent healthy and sought a second opinion.

As the chatter about James' grew to a fever pitch this week, the four-time NBA MVP and three-time league champion retreated to the Caribbean island of Anguilla for a family vacation.

There was a lot that led to the Spurs' deteriorating relationship with Kawhi Leonard over the course of last season.