Re: Would Lakers have been better off trading for Kawhit and signing Dwight?
Originally Posted by Stephonit
My understanding is that Toronto can sign Kawhi to a max something he won't get if he signs as a free agent. If Kawhi and Toronto are smart he'll sign with the Raptors and the Raptors will honor his wish if it is still there to try trading with the LA teams. That way Kawhi gets a max contract and Toronto gets more value than if Kawhi were to just walk. Kawhi would then also have the fallback of simply playing things out with the Raptors if the teams he is eyeing are lowballing him.
Kawhi said to no a Supermax. What makes you think he’ll sign for less money in Toronto? He’ll be a FA next off season, no matter what.