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Kawhi Leonard wants Spurs to trade him

16 June, 2018, 19:43 | Author: Candice Daniels
  • Kawhi Leonard Wants Out Of San Antonio: Report

Los Angeles is targeting George and LeBron James with those spots, and acquiring Leonard in a trade would make them an extremely desirable destination for both players.

Leonard averaged 16.3 points, 4.7 rebounds and 2.3 assists in the nine games he played for the Spurs last season.

ESPN's Chris Haynes reported that Leonard "isn't concerned" about missing out on the supermax contract as there is a "feeling of betrayal" with the franchise.

Recent Sixers assistant coaching hire Monty Williams spent the past two years as the vice president of basketball operations in the same front office as R.C. Buford, while Brett Brown served on Gregg Popovich's staff with Leonard as a player. Phoenix explored Kyrie Irving trades last summer but was reluctant to deal Josh Jackson, whom they selected with the fourth overall pick.

The Spurs were reduced to giving only cryptic answers about Leonard's status.

Now, with the added reports this week that the Spurs star wants to be traded away this summer, it doesn't look like he will be with the team for much longer.

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If Leonard is traded by June 30, his contract carries the 2017-18 value of $18.9 million. Articles were written about which team made the most sense.

The Lakers could give up many young assets, such as Kyle Kuzma, Brandon Ingram, Julius Randle, and Josh Hart.

Of course, any time there's a player that could possibly be on the trading block the Boston Celtics have to get involved. A healthy Leonard is probably also one of the five best players in the National Basketball Association right now.

Leonard's leverage in stopping a trade to a place like Boston or Philadelphia is his threat to not pick up his player's option or re-sign there, because of his desire to go to L.A. or NY. Per Bovada, the Lakers themselves are seemingly the overwhelming favorites to land Leonard.

The two-time Defensive Player of the Year has played his entire career with the Spurs since being drafted with the 15th pick of the 2011 National Basketball Association draft.

San Antonio Spurs fans have been waiting for this shoe to drop.



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