ESPN reporter thinks LeBron James and Kawhi Leonard's NBA future are linked

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San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard, left, guards Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, March 27, 2017, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)

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Though the San Antonio Spurs have not officially shut down Kawhi Leonard down for the postseason, reports have surfaced that Leonard won't be making any playoff comeback thus setting up one of the most interesting offseasons in Spurs' history.

Will the Spurs offer him a max deal? Will he sign? Will a trade be demanded?

All questions that will be answered soon but ESPN's Brian Windhorst thinks there may be something else brewing for Leonard.

While on ESPN's "SportsNation," Windhorst thinks where Leonard goes will directly impact the future of Cavaliers' LeBron James.

What happens to Kawhi Leonard, is a link to what happens to LeBron (James).
Where Kawhi ends up this season, will have a direct impact on where LeBron ends up even if they don't play together.

Windhorst goes on the suggest how the Lakers should be starting to put a deal together to offer the Spurs in the hopes it will be enough to lure James to California.

There is a lot to digest here but the obvious is that Kawhi is an attractive player to use to draw any top-teir player to a team.

Whether it be the Spurs, Lakers, Cavs, or Celtics, players would want to play along with Leonard, who is arguably the third best player in the NBA when healthy.

Brace yourselves. It's going to be one crazy ride on the offseason for San Antonio.