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The Philadelphia 76ers are widely expected to pursue LeBron James this summer, but they also have some other names on their offseason wish list.
According to a report from The Philadelphia Inquirer, the Sixers have interest in both Paul George and Kawhi Leonard.
George, who played this past season with the Oklahoma City Thunder, will be an unrestricted free-agent once July 1 hits.
Leonard’s future with the San Antonio Spurs, meanwhile, is up in the air as he and the franchise are reportedly at odds.
Leonard only played in nine games this season because of a lingering quadriceps injury. He was cleared by team doctors to return but was never cleared by his own doctors to play.
The Spurs’ brass plans to have an all-hands-on-deck summer meeting with Leonard in the hopes of working out their differences and continue what has been largely a positive and productive partnership up until this year, while the Thunder have maintained their primary focus this summer is to re-sign George.
Sixers president of basketball operations Bryan Colangelo said at his exit interview that the franchise could have roughly $25 million available in cap space to attract free agents.
San Antonio can offer Leonard the supermax extension this offseason, which would pay Leonard close to $219 million over five years.