Kawhi Leonard will speak with the Los Angeles Lakers in the coming days and has personally requested that only the owners Jeanie Buss and Magic Johnson, the former president of the basketball operations team, attend the meeting, sources Stephen said ESPN with A. Smith.
Johnson told Ramona Shelburne of ESPN on Friday that he would help the Lakers in any way they could to make free decisions, but said the NBA rules did not allow him to attend official team meetings with potential free agents.
"A friend of mine called and said Kawhi wants to meet with you," Johnson told ESPN. "I said, no problem, I'm available if this man wants that."
Johnson said he had not been asked by the Lakers or Buss to join proxies after he abruptly resigned from his position in April.
"I have a great life," he said. "I'm not trying to work with somebody."
Leonard has not opted for the final year of his contract with the Toronto Raptors, making him an unrestricted free agent.
He is expected to allow the Raptors According to sources from the league, Adrian Wojnarowski from ESPN held the closing presentation of the team in Los Angeles next week. The incumbent often prefers to be the last to convince a player to stay in the team.
Leonard was named NBA Finals MVP after helping Toronto win the franchise's first championship in its first season with the team. He was acquired last summer in a blockbuster business with the San Antonio Spurs.