Report: Kawhi Leonard Wants Trade From Spurs

by June 15, 2018
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According to multiple reports, Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard wants out of San Antonio.

The L.A. Lakers are reportedly at the top of Leonard’s list of preferred destinations, per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

The Spurs are said to have “little interest” in striking a deal with the Lakers, per Woj, as teams like the Boston Celtics could offer better assets in return.

Leonard’s list of preferred destinations has yet to be reported in its entirety, but Kawhi apparently would have interest in the Clippers and Knicks, per Woj and ESPN’s Ian Begley.

The suitors won’t stop there. League sources tell the Express-News’ Jabari Young that the 76ers could be in play to acquire Leonard. And the Celtics would also be interested in probing the Spurs about a deal, per Woj. Boston reportedly made an offer for Kawhi before the trade deadline in February.

Earlier this week, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich and Leonard were trying to schedule a meeting to discuss concerns Leonard may have had. The Spurs could have offered Leonard a five-year, $219 million “supermax” extension.

So far, Leonard hasn’t asked the Spurs for a trade, per ESPN’s Michael C. Wright. If he becomes available, San Antonio won’t rush to move Leonard, according to Woj.

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