Kawhi Leonard wants to a trade from Spurs

Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard

Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard has requested to be traded this offseason after a tumultuous season in which injuries limited him to just nine appearances, according to ESPN and Yahoo!

"What it comes down to more than anything, Kawhi Leonard - you want to be in LA, so all of this noise about the Spurs - an organisation that has won five rings and spent a better part of the last decade being universally recognised as the standard - and suddenly we're going to impute the organisation?"

But ESPN pundit Smith has blasted Leonard - who could also leave via free agency in 12 months' time if he opts out of the previous year of his current deal - for his actions, accusing him of wrongly dressing up a long-held desire to go to LA.

Harris and one of their first-round picks on Thursday night would be a starting point for the Clippers in any trade talks involving Leonard. There isn't a way to make this deal work without giving up an All-Star or several role players.

Pelton notes that any trade for Leonard would focus around either Lonzo Ball or Brandon Ingram, but since Ball is owed more money the Lakers would like to include him to free up more cap space.

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It was reported earlier in the afternoon on Sunday however that the Spurs did not intend to trade the star to a Western Conference foe and that if he were to be traded it would obviously be with an Eastern Conference team. While San Antonio was in the playoffs, losing in the first round to eventual repeat champion Golden State, Leonard was rehabbing in NY - which meant that Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, when asked for the situation, deferred all comment to "Kawhi and his group". Here a few possible landing spots that the Spurs may look to move Leonard to.

Jaylen Brown and a first-round pick would be likely Boston's route while a mix of Markelle Fultz, Dario Saric and Philly's first-round pick would be the move for the Sixers. It was a disaster and while I'm not comparing Leonard to Bynum in no ways because one is a supremely better player.

In addition to trying to get Leonard to sign a long-term extension, the Sixers would have to give up a lot for him. It may limit the number of offers the Spurs can choose from, unless a team wants to take a risk on having Leonard as a one-year rental.

Kawhi Leonard next team odds: Where could the National Basketball Association star go next? Cleveland doesn't have much to give them to tempt the Spurs to make a trade happen. Even though they flamed out of the playoffs in ignominious fashion, they have two future superstars in need of a more mature veteran superstar with defensive versatility and great shooting touch.

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