Disgruntled Spurs superstar Kawhi Leonard is on his way out of San Antonio after requesting a trade from the team earlier this month. The Spurs are reportedly ready to move on “fully engaged” in trade talks with several teams.
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.
Today is Leonard’s birthday and despite the fact that the team is working around the clock to ship him out of San Antonio the team’s Twitter account awkwardly wished Kawhi a happy birthday.
Of course NBA Twitter had to chime in and give their thoughts on the cringe-inducing tweet.