On Tuesday, Lakers president of basketball operations Magic Johnsonlaughed off the idea of being anxious about the pressure to bring superstars to Los Angeles, citing the number of NBA Finals he played in.
What exactly would that offer be? Aldridge becomes even more expendable if the Spurs were to trade for a young building block like Brandon Ingram or Markelle Fultz.
Kawhi Leonard #2 of the San Antonio Spurs dribbles past Julius Randle #30 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the second half of a game at Staples Center on November 18, 2016 in Los Angeles. Kuzma was one of the NBA's best rookies last season, tied for the team lead with 16.1 points per game after being taken with the 27th pick in the 2017 NBA Draft.
The latest ESPN story suggested that former first-round pick Josh Hart could be involved in a trade with the Spurs.
Kim Jong-un visits China after Trump summit
The visit would also serve to underline that Kim is adhering to a request made by Xi at their first meeting in Beijing . President Richard Nixon and Chinese leader Mao Zedong, resulting in a fundamental reorientation of Sino-U.S. relations.
The possibility of the Spurs looking at an Aldridge trade to follow a Kawhi deal was first raised on Bill Simmons' podcast this week, with guest Kevin O'Connor. That pick could be used to sweeten a prospective trade opportunity. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski said on "The Rich Eisen Show" that it's unlikely Gregg Popovich would coach one of Lavar Ball's sons with the Spurs.
Gregg Popovich meets with disgruntled Kawhi Leonard
Leonard is under contract for two more seasons but can exercise a player option to become an unrestricted free agent next summer. The 26-year-old Leonard is reportedly angry over the handling of his injury and comments from Tony Parker and Popovich.
Thanks to India, Afghanistan passes tough cricket Test
In recent years, cricket has become yet another area building goodwill and cementing ties between Afghanistan and India . They expect us to perform well because recently Afghanistan performed really well in the T20s and ODIs.
North Korea thanks China for support with Trump summit
Fifty-five percent think North Korea isn't serious about addressing worldwide concerns about its nuclear weapons program. The officials aren't authorized to discuss the preparations before an official announcement and requested anonymity.
Officials warn of falling ash after explosion at Kilauea summit
Officials warned that gas emissions from Fissure 8 have doubled triggering air quality concerns, according to Hawaii News Now . Lava covers a road on the outskirts of Pahoa during ongoing eruptions of the Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii, U.S., June 9, 2018.