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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Report: Spurs need ‘grand slam offer’ to trade Kawhi Leonard

Kawhi Leonard

There have been a lot of talks about the San Antonio Spurs potentially trading Kawhi Leonard, but such a deal won’t be had easily.

The Ringer’s Kevin O’Connor wrote a long column published on Thursday about LeBron James’ future. In the column, he talked about Leonard’s future and said that the Spurs would need a “grand slam offer” to part with the forward.

From O’Connor:

“I’ve heard from multiple NBA executives that San Antonio won’t settle for anything less than a grand-slam offer. If offers were underwhelming around the draft and the start of free agency, the Spurs might opt to let the saga drag into training camp, or even into the season.”

Leonard seems to be trying to force his way out of San Antonio. He never returned from a quad injury late in the season even though the Spurs had cleared him. There seemed to be friction between his camp and San Antonio. And there has been talk about the 76ers or Lakers trying to trade for him.

If Leonard is not traded, he can become a free agent after next season.

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