Julius Randle

Lakers and Spurs re-engage in discussions about Kawhi Leonard, extend qualifying offer to Julius Randle

Lakers and Spurs re-engage in discussions about Kawhi Leonard, extend qualifying offer to Julius Randle

A week after stalled conversations, the Lakers and San Antonio re-engaged in discussions about disgruntled Spurs star Kawhi Leonard.

Leonard wants out of San Antonio and has a preference to come to Los Angeles. He prefers the Lakers over the Clippers. But where the Spurs were unwilling to engage in conversation with the Lakers last week, a source not authorized to speak publicly termed Wednesday’s conversation as “productive.”

The Lakers are seeking to reshape their roster by adding star players this summer and next summer, and turning themselves into a championship contender. To do so, they aren’t considering any player untouchable in trades, and have conveyed that to teams...

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