Published: Thu, June 21, 2018
Sports | By Brett Lawson

Gregg Popovich reportedly met with Kawhi Leonard

Gregg Popovich reportedly met with Kawhi Leonard

Let's rewind to this time a year ago.

As reported in a new story by ESPN's Ramona Shelburne and Adrian Wojnarowski, Leonard plans to inform "rival teams" that may offer trades for him that he intends to sign with one of the Los Angeles teams - preferably the Lakers - when he becomes an unrestricted free agent in 2019. It doesn't seem to be working, because the disgruntled superstar has privately maintained that he no longer wants to play for the San Antonio Spurs and wants to be traded. "Teams can go decades without acquiring a player that good".

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. Should he not be traded this season, many believe he fully intends to hit Free Agency and sign in LA in 2019. He's said to be open to joining the Lakers and Clippers, with a preference on the former. This much has always been speculated: Leonard wants to join the Lakers, his hometown team.

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If San Antonio Spurs star Kawhi Leonard forces a trade to the Los Angeles Lakers, LeBron James may not be far behind him. An ESPN report in May said the Spurs were anxious Leonard's group - led by uncle Dennis Robertson and agent Mitch Frankel - intentionally sought to sabotage the team's relationship with Leonard in hopes of getting him traded to a larger market.

But there is also the hope that all three could end up in Los Angeles.

So far, the Spurs have been largely reluctant to give teams guidance on the players, or packages, that would interest them in trades, sources said. 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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