The Lakers face one of the most important offseason in franchise history this summer.
Leonard and Butler are both expected to opt out of their 2019-20 player options and become free agents this summer. Johnson's recent comments calling out Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka coupled with uneasiness within the front office only adds to this.
Plus, there's always the strong possibility that each of those players could return to their current teams - Durant to the Golden State Warriors, Irving to the Boston Celtics, Butler to the Philadelphia 76ers and Leonard to the Toronto Raptors.
He states both Leonard and Butler have been contacted by the three-time National Basketball Association champion.
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"From what I understand, he's already begun the recruiting process". "I have heard he has had contact with Kawhi Leonard".
"And while Magic Johnson - the guy who got in trouble for tampering before - LeBron is tamper-in-chief of the Lakers right now".
Windhorst notes there is "no tampering enforcement by players", affording James more leeway in conversations with stars under contract. The thing about it is, I don't know if texts and calls and maybe a dinner with LeBron is enough for the Lakers to overcome the hurdles they're going to have.
"It was nice to see him show up, but I don't think it would've meant anything if he wasn't there". To be honest, I think the Lakers really have to look at the trade market.