Spurs Contacted About Kawhi Leonard Trade During The NBA Draft

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This has resulted in Leonard reportedly being intentionally hard for the Spurs to reach and actively trying to force a trade.

ESPN's Ramona Shelburne reported the Spurs "basically shut the door" on the Lakers when they attempted to engage San Antonio in discussions.

San Antonio Spurs former Defensive Player of the Year Kawhi Leonard had reportedly met with coach Gregg Popovich, raising hopes that the problems between them and the team is nearing solution. Spurs coach Gregg Popovich traveled Tuesday to Southern California and met with Leonard prior to Thursday's National Basketball Association draft, league sources told ESPN.

McMenamin also says that the #Cavs put in a call to the #Spurs about Kawhi Leonard, but they don't believe they have the necessary assets to acquire the 2014 NBA Finals MVP.
According to reports, the meeting between Pop and Kawhi had been planned for weeks, and was not a response to Leonard's trade demands that recently became public.

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The report adds there has been no further dialogue regarding a trade for Leonard. Popovich told the big man that they wouldn't deal him, and the two sides eventually made it work.

San Antonio are the only team who can offer Leonard the supermax contract worth $219million over five years.

There have already been multiple rumours emerging from within the organisation that they will not do any business regarding Leonard with Western Conference teams, and it's now becoming clear exactly how Popovich and R.C. Buford are looking to move forward with the less-than-ideal task of sorting out Leonard's future. The Spurs' official priority has been to try to talk with Leonard to work through the issues, league sources said.

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