Report: Celtics will rekindle interest in Kawhi Leonard
Many, many teams will be interested in trading for Kawhi Leonard if the San Antonio Spurs do trade him, and the Boston Celtics look to be one of them.
According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the Celtics will be interested in a deal with the Spurs if they do elect to trade Leonard. That interest is not new, as the Celtics looked into a deal for Leonard around the trade deadline in February.
If Kawhi Leonard does become available in trade talks, the Boston Celtics will be interested in probing the Spurs about a deal, league sources tell ESPN. Boston inquired about a trade prior to the February deadline, sources said.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 15, 2018
The Celtics may face an uphill climb, as the player reportedly has a different destination in mind. Boston probably has the pieces to get a deal done if they’re willing to give them up, can get Leonard out of the Western Conference, and have an excellent core in place built to contend. They’re worth watching in any Leonard sweepstakes.