Yeah, to me, Kawhi trying to force his way to the Lakers is probably the Lakers best shot. As you point out, it will drive down his value. I would guess that some team that feels they are close will try to put together a package that would be better than the Lakers and hope that a deep playoff run/title would convince him to stay (similar to OKC trading for PG). But who knows? As we've all said, this should be an interesting off season.