The Spurs Are ‘Ready’ To Move On From Kawhi Leonard, Prefer Trade With Celtics

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It appears the San Antonio Spurs are done with Kawhi Leonard and are ready trade him according to Marc Stein of the NY Times.

Via Marc Stein

This doesn’t guarantee Kawhi Leonard is going to the Lakers this week — since San Antonio could always trade him elsewhere and/or drag things out — but league sources say of the Spurs: “They’re ready” to move on from Kawhi

Adrian Wojnarowski is also reporting that the Spurs are “fully engaged” in trade talks with the Celtics and the Lakers and prefer a trade with Boston.

This doesn’t guarantee Kawhi Leonard is going to the Lakers this week — since San Antonio could always trade him elsewhere and/or drag things out — but league sources say of the Spurs: “They’re ready” to move on from Kawhi

Via Adrian Wojnarowski

he Spurs are fully engaged in trade talks with several teams on Kawhi Leonard, including the Lakers and Celtics, league sources tell ESPN. Boston has long had the assets that the Spurs most covet in a potential Leonard trade.

The Spurs can still play long game with Leonard, try to repair relationship and get to a place where they’re comfortable offering $219M super max. The urgency to get a deal done belongs to Lakers now, but circumstances and leverage can change quickly.

Boston’s extremely cautious on Leonard front. There’s so much uncertainty w/ Leonard’s future — health, free agent desires, etc. Will Leonard be same player? That’s hard to tell. Celtics don’t have to make a risky trade and have no intention to do so. It’s an interesting dance.

In the end the Lakers would be the only team willing to give up nearly half their roster for Kawhi Leonard after his team has made it clear that L.A. is the only team he’s considering re-signing with this offseason.