While LeBron James will be a free agent this offseason, the most interesting story could be the future of Kawhi Leonard.
The San Antonio Spurs could entertain trading Leonard this offseason if they don't sign him to a five-year supermax.
"What happens to Kawhi Leonard, is a link to what happens to LeBron," said Brian Windhorst on ESPN's SportsNation.
"Where Kawhi ends up this season, will have a direct impact on where LeBron ends up even if they don't play together. They will be linked in where their futures will be."
Windhorst added that the Lakers could approach the Spurs on a trade offer for Leonard. Windhorst also mentioned that James has the ability to complete an opt-in-and-trade similar to what Chris Paul did with the Clippers to get to the Rockets.