Published: Wed, June 20, 2018
Sport | By Ruben Hill

Cavs called Spurs about Leonard

Cavs called Spurs about Leonard

Having played just nine games last season primarily due to a recurring quadriceps injury, the relationship between Leonard and the Spurs is now seen as irreparable due to Leonard's distrust of the organization's handling of his quad injury.

Kawhi Leonard #2 of the San Antonio Spurs looks for a pass while under pressure from LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers during the second half at Quicken Loans Arena on January 30, 2016 in Cleveland. But what makes them special is they've ignored the noise for 21 years!

The report also noted that while players like Fil-Am Jordan Clarkson can become valuable pieces of the squad, they can be traded. Getting Leonard would be a good start. Dealing away Leonard is a potentially devastating blow for the franchise, and doing so with anything other than maximizing the return it can get for him in mind would be unwise.

While there are some teams outside of Los Angeles that are interested in Leonard, it appears that the forward doesn't want to go anywhere except LA. There have been indications Gregg Popovich does not want to trade Leonard to the Lakers, and that's probably ramped up now as they may eye building a super-team with LeBron James and/or Paul George to go with Leonard.

Kawhi Leonard's departure seems to be a foregone conclusion to everyone at this point ... except perhaps for the San Antonio Spurs.

Now, he apparently wishes to be traded, and the speculation regarding where he might end up is at a fever pitch.

The Spurs may want Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Kyle Kuzma, and Josh Hart - as well as the Lakers' first-round pick (which came from the Cavs). However, Leonard doesn't want to go to NY. But they aren't going to let Leonard dictate his trade destination.

The Cavaliers' best asset is the Brooklyn Nets' pick at No. 8 while they also have Kevin Love on a $24 million deal for 18-19 and $25 million for 19-20.

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