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Spurs will not actively shop Kawhi Leonard despite trade rumours

21 June, 2018, 18:58 | Author: Rachael Silva
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According to Chris Mannix of Yahoo Sports the hierarch San Antonio will at no stage start actively shopping the 2014 Finals MVP, but they will be prepared to listen to offers that teams bring to them. Furthermore, Leonard reportedly plans on telling other potential suitors that he won't re-sign with them in 2019 when he becomes a free agent, as he prepares to sign in LA. With five picks left to play with and a stockpile of present and future assets, expect plenty of movement from Brett Brown's squad on draft night.

The 31-year-old veteran signed a two-year, $17 million deal with the Spurs last offseason, and the deal contained a player option on the second year.

The Lakers' own first round pick, No. 10 overall, belongs to the Sixers as a result of the 2012 trade that brought Steve Nash to Los Angeles. For the Lakers and Clippers, knowing they might have a shot at Leonard in 2019 means they might not be motivated to trade for him in the first place.


It's not known exactly what went down during the meeting between Leonard and Popovich, but San Antonio doesn't yet appear to be in any rush to deal their best player.

Ramona Shelburne and Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reported that Leonard remains “irate” about the public comments that Parker made about his quad injury. In most National Basketball Association trade rumors linking Celtics to Leonard, Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown emerged as the likely trade piece Boston will send to San Antonio.

Instead of gutting their roster for George, the Lakers took a patient approach to the season, giving their young players an opportunity to log extended playing time and come back for George in the summer, when he could be signed without losing players or draft picks. They've made smart move after smart move over the a year ago or so; we will see if they continue them and hold off the temptation to drain their roster and assets.

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