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Kawhi Leonard | Forward | #2

Team: San Antonio Spurs
Age / DOB:  (26) / 6/29/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 230
College: San Diego State
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (15) / IND
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The Cavs have reportedly made calls to the Spurs regarding Kawhi Leonard.
There's a chance this story was leaked to the media by the Cavs brass in an effort to try and entice LeBron James to remain in Cleveland, so take it with a grain of salt. The Cavs really don't have much to offer that would move the needle on a Leonard-deal, and Kawhi hasn't mentioned Cleveland as a destination he's trying to get to, so it would certainly be surprising to see him wind up there. Jun 18 - 2:49 PM

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The Lakers and Clippers have expressed concerns about Kawhi Leonard's health, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Beat writer Tania Ganguli states, "Neither the Lakers nor Clippers have had trade discussions with the Spurs, as both teams have concerns about the severity of Leonard’s injury." Kawhi only played in nine games last season due to a quad injury, but he is reportedly "96 to 97 percent" healthy. Adrian Wojnarowski reported this week, "Leonard has expressed nothing directly to Spurs about [his] future," so for now this is all speculation.
Source: L.A. Times
Jun 17 - 8:29 PM

The Clippers will pursue Kawhi Leonard, according to Brand Turner of the Los Angeles Times.

Boban and Kawhi reunion? Additionally, the Celtics are also expected to pursue Kawhi, and Adrian Wojnarowski mentioned Jaylen Brown as a possible asset thrown in a potential deal. Leonard reportedly would like to go to Los Angeles, so maybe the Clippers can somehow put a package together with the No. 12 and 13 picks.
Jun 15 - 4:38 PM

Kawhi Leonard has expressed nothing directly to the Spurs about his future, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.com.

About an hour ago, Kawhi's team put the word out to several reporters about how he wanted out of San Antonio, and Woj added that the former Defensive Player of the Year wanted to go to Los Angeles. Assuming Woj's report is true, it sounds even worse that Kawhi went to reporters instead of talking to his team first. For years, the Spurs have been whisper quiet on their players, so you can bet there will be several reports coming from Kawhi's team to suggest where he wants to go. We're in for a wild July.
Jun 15 - 2:09 PM

Kawhi Leonard wants out of San Antonio and would prefer to be traded to the Lakers, according to Chris Haynes and Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports is reporting the same info. It's clear that Kawhi and his camp wanted to make sure they got their point across. Per Shams, "Leonard has grown uncomfortable with the Spurs and is ready for a move." Leonard, who only appeared in nine games last season due to a debilitating quad injury and can opt out of his contract next summer, was reportedly set to meet with Gregg Popovich in New York this week. We can expect plenty of developments between now and the draft, but it appears Leonard may have played his last game as a Spur.
Jun 15 - 1:22 PM

The Lakers, Celtics and 76ers are all interested in Kawhi Leonard.

While those teams may be interested, the Spurs, to this point, have shown no interest in trading away their franchise player. Adrian Wojnarowski reports that San Antonio turned down a trade offer from Boston for Leonard ahead of the February trade deadline this past season, and never countered, so it looks like they're going to do everything they can to try and rebuild this relationship after a contemptuous 2017-18 season.
Source: ESPN
Jun 13 - 11:49 AM

The Spurs are expected to offer Kawhi Leonard (quad) a five-year, $219 million extension in the summer of 2019.

Leonard is expected to have a sit-down meeting with head coach Gregg Popovich soon, and they will discuss any issues or concerns Leonard may have had this past season. As for Leonard's quad injury, he's reportedly "96 to 97 percent" healthy and he expects to be good to go by the start of training camp in September.
Jun 11 - 4:30 PM

Kawhi Leonard is already close to 100 percent, according to Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports.

The Kawhi beat has been a rough cover for reporters, but it makes sense that Kawhi is close to 100 percent after the Spurs were knocked out 1.5 months ago. Shams adds that the Spurs are not taking offers for Leonard, and the two sides could sit down to sort through the issues from the last season.
Jun 9 - 8:25 PM

Coach Gregg Popovich is going to sit down with Kawhi sometime between now and the draft, according to Spurs reporter Jeff Garcia.

Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reported earlier this week that the Spurs currently have zero interest in trading away Leonard. However, per Garcia, if the Spurs and Leonard are not able to agree to a new contract, San Antonio may be willing to consider moving Kawhi prior to the start of next season. This will be one of the more interesting storylines of the summer.
Jun 8 - 11:36 AM

The Spurs have zero interest in trading away Kawhi Leonard, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

The Spurs maintain that there is no divide between Leonard and the front office, and Danny Green has echoed that sentiment during recent interviews. The 2017-18 season was a strange one for Leonard, who only managed to appear in a total of nine games due to an issue with his quad, but it seems unlikely that he'll be changing uniforms this summer.
Jun 6 - 12:13 PM

On ESPN's Get Up, Danny Green said he thinks Kawhi Leonard wants to stay in San Antonio.

Green did say he has to check on Kawhi to see how he's doing, which means he may not have talked to him recently. Green added Leonard was on and off track with his leg injury, so it's possible that's a factor in all of this. There really hasn't been a revealing report on this situation to date, and we likely won't get anything concrete until at least July.
May 25 - 3:51 PM

According to Tom Orsborn of the San Antonio Express-News, San Antonio wants to meet with Kawhi Leonard "in a bid to mend fences and pave the way for Leonard to come to terms" on a supermax contract.

As we know, Leonard only played in nine games last season and decided to rehab his quad injury in New York. Thus, he was not with the Spurs on the bench during the playoffs, which rubbed many in the organization the wrong way. However, the fact remains that Kawhi is one of the five best all-around players on the planet. Starting July 1st, the Spurs can offer a five-year, $219 million contract.
May 22 - 9:17 AM

The Spurs would need a "grand-slam offer" on Kawhi Leonard to make a deal, according to Kevin O'Connor of The Ringer.

Yeah, that's pretty obvious. Things aren't going well with Kawhi and the Spurs these days, but there's no way they'd sell him at a price comparable to Kyrie Irving. If anything happened with Kawhi, it likely wouldn't happen until at least July.
Source: The Ringer
May 18 - 9:02 PM

Kawhi Leonard and his advisor have returned to San Antonio.

Leonard spent nearly six weeks in New York rehabbing his injury. Even though he was cleared by the San Antonio medical staff a long time ago, Leonard said he never felt healthy enough to return and didn't receive clearance from his personal medical team. A report from ESPN surfaced on Tuesday that suggested Leonard's management team may be trying to get him to a larger market such as New York, but we'd expect Leonard and the front office to meet soon in order to repair their relationship. As of right now, no meeting is scheduled.
May 2 - 10:11 AM

According to an ESPN report, the Spurs "have grown worried" that Kawhi Leonard's management team has "an ulterior motive to... get Leonard traded to a larger market."

ESPN's Ramona Shelburne and Michael C. Wright co-authored an in-depth look (link below) at the confusing and seemingly troubled relationship between Leonard and the Spurs. Leonard's group purportedly targeting "Los Angeles (Leonard's hometown) or New York or Philadelphia" is just one of many interesting details. They also examine where the relationship first ran into trouble and that the two sides disagree on how the exact nature of his quad injury.
Source: ESPN.com
May 1 - 11:52 AM

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