Ramona brought this up, and while I haven't agreed with a lot of her takes, this one made a lot of sense to me. Tell the Lakers they are heavy favorites and will probably sign with you, then see whether the Lakers can keep their mouths shut. If this is true and this has all been a test, it is BAD for the Lakers. Stuff has been leaking out constantly. Initially I laughed at this notion, but it does make sense, given how private Kawhi is and how he wants to keep things in-house. Also with all these stories about the chaos in the front office, they might want to see for themselves if this is the case. For the Lakers' sake I hope I am wrong, but this may have doomed their chances if it is the case. Because the Raptors and Clippers haven't had leaks outside of the traditional media speculation about where Kawhi might end up. Meanwhile for the Lakers, you have leaks from Magic, leaks from someone who is supposedly Jeanie Buss's nephew. Not good at all.