Sixers unwilling to spend too much for Kawhi Leonard

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LeBron James, as many expected, closed his latest Cleveland chapter and took his talents to Hollywood with the Los Angeles Lakers.

Paul George won a victory for small market teams everywhere by proving that loyalty still exists in the National Basketball Association.

The other team that seems to be majorly interested and have the assets is the Philadelphia 76ers.

It's been almost a month since it was reported that Kawhi Leonard wants out of San Antonio, and yet the 2014 Finals MVP is still wearing a Spurs uniform. With San Antonio in no rush to move its disgruntled superstar, the drama could drag on throughout the summer - and beyond.

San Antonio might favor such a deal because it allow them to send Leonard out of the Western Conference and prevent the forward from creating a potential super-team with the Los Angeles Lakers. While those are the two players the Spurs would want from Philly, they are believed to be asking for three future first-round picks.

With the 28-year-old now having a year left on his deal, the Spurs have some leverage in that they can choose who they trade Leonard to or keep him for a year where he can then leave as an unrestricted free agent.

The Toronto Raptors have generated buzz at Summer League as a possible trade destination for Kawhi Leonard. Yet with Leonard, they will have an elite player capable of defending the opposing team's best player and be the number one option on the offensive end.

Leonard is keen to leave San Antonio after a fall-out with the organisation over the quad injury that kept him to just nine games last season.

After missing out on James in free agency, the focus for the Sixers appears to be signing the 2014 Finals MVP and they are reportedly the only team in the Eastern Conference Leonard would consider joining.