Kawhi Leonard RUMORS & NEWS

  • Kawhi Leonard is giving 'nothing but excuses,' getting 'bad advice,' former Spurs star says

    KSAT.com "Former Spurs star Bruce Bowen didn't hold back on his thoughts on the Kawhi Leonard-Spurs saga in an interview with SiriusXM NBA Radio Thursday. Bowen said he feels the franchise's small forward is giving "nothing but excuses," and that he's..." June 22

  • Spurs GM says team still wants to keep Kawhi Leonard longterm

    Larry Brown Sports "With the 2018 NBA Draft now in the books and Kawhi Leonard still a member of the San Antonio Spurs, the team may be looking to keep it that way. Addressing reporters after the draft, Spurs GM RC Buford indicated a desire to keep the disgruntled former All-Star around longterm. Buford..." June 22

  • Spurs ‘Shut The Door’ On Kawhi Leonard Trade Talks With Lakers

    Lakers Nation "With the 2018 NBA Draft just hours away, the rumors are beginning to pick up and it isn’t just about new players. This is prime time for major deals to be made and the Los Angeles Lakers are said to have interest in disgruntled San Antonio Spurs star Kawhi Leonard. Speculation..." June 21

  • Spurs Listening To Leonard Offers; No Talks With Lakers

    Hoops Rumors "The Spurs are willing to listen to offers on Kawhi Leonard but haven’t spoken with the Lakers, Leonard’s preferred landing spot, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN tweets. San Antonio has not been making calls about Leonard but it will field offers and add them to the list of..." June 21

  • Report: Kawhi Would ‘Significantly Increase’ Lakers’ Chances of Landing LeBron

    SLAM Online "Kawhi Leonard has made it clear to the Spurs that he wants out of San Antonio, angling for a trade to the Los Angeles Lakers. Should the Purple and Gold nab Leonard, it would reportedly “significantly increase” their odds of landing the ultimate free agent this..." June 21

  • Stephen A Smith Says Kawhi Looked Popovich in the Face and Reiterated He Wants Out

    12 Up "This continues to be a very odd situation in San Antonio. Kawhi Leonard, one of the league's premier talents, has insisted multiple times now that he wants to be traded. ESPN's Stephen A. Smith said on First Take this morning that Kawhi "looked him (Popovich) dead in his face..." June 20

  • The Spurs Are Reportedly Not Actively Shopping Kawhi Leonard Despite His Trade Request

    Dime Magazine "The ball is in the San Antonio Spurs’ court when it comes to the future of Kawhi Leonard. He’s let the team know he wants out, has given them places he wants to go, and perhaps even already has his eyes set on ending up with the Los Angeles Lakers at..." June 20

  • Spurs haven't given up hope of reconciling with Leonard

    The Score "Despite multiple reports that Kawhi Leonard wants out with an eye on his hometown of Los Angeles, the San Antonio Spurs haven't given up hope of a reconciliation, league sources told ESPN's Zach Lowe. Leonard and Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich reportedly met Tuesday...." June 20

  • Jerry West offering both Clippers’ 1st round picks in pursuit of Kawhi Leonard

    Clutch Points "The L.A. Clippers are willing to put their future assets on the line to compete with the Los Angeles Lakers in the Kawhi Leonard sweepstakes. In turn, the San Antonio Spurs will have a big decision to make. According to Kelly Iko of USA TODAY Sports, team advisor..." June 20

  • Celtics have best odds to acquire Kawhi Leonard

    247 Sports "Are the Boston Celtics really going to make a blockbuster move for the second consecutive year? According to BetDSI Sportsbook, the Celtics have the best odds of acquiring Kawhi Leonard, with the Philadelphia 76ers following right after with the second-best..." June 20

  • Can Lakers form LeBron-Kawhi-George superteam?

    Pro Basketball Talk "Two weeks ago the cry from some corners of the Internet and a lot of talk radio hosts was that superteams were ruining the NBA… Until they got the chance to talk about a new one being formed. Last Friday, when Kawhi Leonard’s people leaked that he..." June 20

  • Kawhi Leonard To Tell Rival Teams He Plans To Sign In Los Angeles

    Real GM Basketball "Kawhi Leonard has privately maintained that he no longer wants to play for the San Antonio Spurs and will eventually alert rival teams that his intentions are to sign in Los Angeles when he becomes a free agent in 2019. Leonard would prefer to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers over the..." June 20

  • Highly unlikely Spurs trade Kawhi Leonard before July 1

    Clutch Points "Kawhi Leonard has entered the rumor mill right after requesting a trade. The latest rumor is that the defensive stalwart won’t likely be traded before July 1. Speaking with Ethan Strauss on the podcast The House of Strauss, NBA veteran reporter Marc Stein said that it is..." June 20

  • Report: Kawhi still angry over Tony Parker’s critical comments

    Larry Brown Sports "Kawhi Leonard seems to have a lot of points of contention with the San Antonio Spurs, and Tony Parker apparently didn’t help matters any. Ramona Shelburne and Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN report that Leonard, who met with Spurs coach Gregg Popovich in San Diego on..." June 20

  • Kawhi Leonard, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich meet in San Diego

    USA Today "The Kawhi Leonard saga in San Antonio has taken another turn – in San Diego. A person with knowledge of the situation confirmed that the Spurs star met with coach Gregg Popovich in San Diego on Tuesday, where the two were expected to discuss their rocky relationship and..." June 20

  • Celtics offer for Kawhi Leonard will likely center around Jaylen Brown

    Sportsnaut "With two days remaining until the 2018 NBA Draft, rumors are continuing to swirl regarding a potential Kawhi Leonard trade from the San Antonio Spurs. By now, it’s well known that Leonard wants out of San Antonio. If that’s the case, these Spurs will certainly look into..." June 19

  • Spurs still not convinced Kawhi Leonard relationship is irreparable?

    Hoops Hype "David Griffin, the former general manager of the Cleveland Cavaliers who won a championship in 2016, recently shared his thoughts on the Kawhi Leonard situation while on SiriusXM NBA Radio. Despite all the reports about Leonard seeking a trade and the rumors about which..." June 19

  • A Kawhi Leonard trade to the Lakers is not a dealbreaker for LeBron James

    Yardbarker "Due to the recent news of Kawhi Leonard demanding a trade, most reports have indicated he wants to specifically be traded to the Lakers. In the past year, there have been rumors swirling that LeBron could go to the Lakers and leave the Cavaliers. In a perfect storm of free agency drama, the..." June 18

  • Kawhi Leonard's trade demand may be negotiating ploy

    247 Sports "Have you ever wondered that Kawhi Leonard may not actually want to be traded after all? This past weekend was abuzz with trade rumor talk surrounding the San Antonio Spurs' Kawhi Leonard. That would be because Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN leaked that Leonard wishes to be..." June 18

  • Report: Kawhi Leonard Feels Betrayed By the Spurs

    SLAM Online "Kawhi Leonard reportedly wants out of San Antonio, and isn’t too worried about missing out on a five-year, $219-million contract extension from the Spurs this summer. Leonard, 26, is said to be feeling betrayed by the Spurs and their handling of his lingering quad..." June 18

  • Clippers Prepared To Build Kawhi Leonard Offer Around Tobias Harris, 12th Overall Pick

    Real GM Basketball "The Los Angeles Clippers are willing to create a package for Kawhi Leonard built around Tobias Harris and the 12th or 13th overall pick in the draft. " June 18

  • Kawhi Leonard Prefers Joining Lakers

    Real GM Basketball "The Los Angeles Lakers have long been the preferred destination of Kawhi Leonard, according to sources. Leonard, however, would also consider the Los Angeles Clippers. Leonard turns 27 this month and went to high school in Riverside, California. " June 18

  • How the Spurs drove Leonard to leave by overplaying their hand

    The Score "Playing for the San Antonio Spurs is similar to playing with LeBron James in that both parties are infallible. That means if anything goes wrong, as with the case of Kawhi Leonard's trade request, the blame falls squarely on the other side. It can't possibly be the fault of..." June 17

  • Lakers, Clippers have concerns about Kawhi Leonard’s health

    Bleacher Report "Kawhi Leonard is reportedly interested in joining the Los Angeles Lakers or Los Angeles Clippers, but each team has reservations about acquiring the San Antonio Spurs star, per Tania Ganguli of the Los Angeles Times. "Neither the Lakers nor Clippers have had trade discussions..." June 17

  • Cavs will pursue Leonard in an attempt to keep LeBron

    The Sports Daily "Most would think it’s time for Cleveland to roll over if LeBron leaves and rebuild a sinking ship. But, Cleveland is stuck in a corner, as most of their roster is signed for multiple years. According to Cleveland.com, the Cavaliers will look to remain in contention as they try..." June 17

  • Spurs will not trade Kawhi Leonard to Western Conference team

    Larry Brown Sports "Kawhi Leonard will almost certainly try to pick his next team if he is successful in forcing his way out of San Antonio, but that does not mean the Spurs have any interest in granting him his wish. According to NBA reporter Chris Sheridan, there is a “0 percent chance”..." June 17

  • Danny Ainge will be 'cautious' about approaching a trade for Kawhi Leonard

    The Sports Daily "The race for Kawhi is now on after he requested a trade from the Spurs. One of the rumored teams to be in the hunt for the superstar forward are the Boston Celtics. Boston has a lot of promising young talent and a boatload of NBA Draft assets to put together a trade. But, Danny Ainge and the..." June 17

  • Rival report indicates Suns will not trade first pick for Kawhi Leonard

    Sportsnaut "A report earlier on Saturday came out indicating that the Phoenix Suns will think about sending the No. 1 overall pick and young forward Josh Jackson to the San Antonio Spurs for disgruntled All-Star Kawhi Leonard. A deal of this ilk would seem to be an overpay for a Suns team that..." June 16

  • Suns to explore No. 1 pick for Kawhi Leonard

    Pro Basketball Talk "There are 29 teams that want to talk Kawhi Leonard trade with the Spurs (once they start taking those calls, they are going to be deliberate about it. Leonard has some leverage here to limit the number of teams by saying he won’t re-sign with them, but a few teams (not just the Lakers)..." June 16

  • Could Kawhi Leonard be the bait that helps the Lakers land LeBron James?

    USA Today "The LA-Bron noise was already getting louder by the day. When LeBron James’ Cleveland Cavaliers were swept in the NBA Finals, and when seemingly everyone with any insight on his forthcoming free agency made it clear that the prospect of him remaining in his home state was grim,..." June 16

  • Leonard trade reports lead to drastic spike in Lakers' NBA title odds

    CBS Sports "The Los Angeles Lakers opened at Westgate Las Vegas Superbook less than two weeks ago tied with the Miami Heat for the fifth-best odds to win the 2018-19 NBA championship. But in light of multiple reports Friday that Spurs star Kawhi Leonard wants out of San Antonio and prefers the Lakers as a..." June 15

  • Lakers top preference for Kawhi Leonard

    Clutch Points "With news surfacing that Kawhi Leonard wants out of San Antonio, another report has quickly surfaced that he wants in with the Los Angeles Lakers. Without burying the lede too much, here is the report on Kawhi Leonard supposedly wanting to go to not only the warm coast, but Los..." June 15

  • Kawhi Leonard wants Spurs to trade him

    The Score "The San Antonio Spurs dynasty is falling apart. Kawhi Leonard, the 2014 Finals MVP who was groomed as the next franchise player following Tim Duncan, wants the Spurs to trade him, according to multiple sources. Leonard had grown uncomfortable with the Spurs in recent months,..." June 15

  • NBA Rumors: Tim Duncan part of Popovich-Leonard meeting in New York

    247 Sports "After missing the majority of the season with a quad injury and then reportedly being at odds with the Spurs for his rehabilitation, Kawhi Leonard will reportedly meet with Gregg Popovich in New York City in an effort to come to an understanding. The Spurs are hoping that after this..." June 14

  • Kawhi Leonard’s former agent sues agency for allegedly withholding commission

    Pro Basketball Talk "It’s this simple: Brian Elfus is saying he never got paid for his work. Elfus is Kawhi Leonard‘s former agent, the one who negotiated Leonard’s last contract (a max $94 million contract that Leonard is currently bound to, he can opt out next summer), but he has..." June 14

  • Report: Kawhi Leonard has to convince Spurs to offer him supermax contract

    Larry Brown Sports "The San Antonio Spurs can offer Kawhi Leonard significantly more than any other team with a contract extension, but they have to be certain the relationship between the star forward and the team is on solid ground before going that route. Apparently they are not there just..." June 13

  • Report: Sixers, Lakers among teams most interested in Kawhi Leonard

    Sportsnaut "Rumors of Kawhi Leonard being dealt from the San Antonio Spurs this summer have heated up in recent months. By now the story has been written Ad nauseam. Leonard and the organization are coming off a 2017-18 campaign that saw the former All-NBA performer miss all but a could..." June 13

  • NBA Rumors: Celtics Tried To Trade For Kawhi Leonard At 2018 Deadline

    NESN "We have further proof that Danny Ainge is never satisfied. The Boston Celtics made a trade proposal to the San Antonio Spurs for Kawhi Leonard ahead of the NBA’s February trade deadline, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported Wednesday, citing league..." June 13

  • Report: Kawhi ‘completely fine’ with Spurs situation, wants extension

    Larry Brown Sports "The relationship between Kawhi Leonard and the San Antonio Spurs may have plenty of room for improvement, but it is starting to sound as though reports of the star forward being shopped to other teams this summer were overblown. Leonard has one more year remaining on his current..." June 11

  • Report: Kawhi Leonard nearing 100 percent, will be ready for next season

    Larry Brown Sports "Despite the air of uncertainty that has hung over him for the last few months, Kawhi Leonard seems to be making excellent progress with his quad injury. NBA insider Shams Charania was on “The Yahoo! Sports NBA Podcast” with Chris Mannix this week and gave an..." June 11

  • Report: Kawhi Leonard close to 100 percent

    247 Sports "San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard is close to 100 percent and is expected to be fully healthy for training camp, according to Yahoo's Shams Charania, via Real GM.  Leonard last appeared in a game for the Spurs on January 13, and the All-Star forward appeared..." June 08

  • Report: Spurs not taking trade calls on Kawhi Leonard

    Larry Brown Sports "Kawhi Leonard remains unavailable in the trade market, according to a report. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported during ESPN’s NBA Draft special that teams are making calls about Leonard, but so far, the San Antonio Spurs are resistant to even listening to..." June 06

  • Report: Popovich, Kawhi to meet before draft

    The Score "Head coach Gregg Popovich and Kawhi Leonard will meet between now and the June 21 NBA draft in an effort to rebuild the relationship between the San Antonio Spurs and franchise forward, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. It's been previously..." June 06

  • Spurs Hope To Offer Leonard $219 Million Supermax

    SLAM Online "Kawhi Leonard only appeared in nine games for the San Antonio Spurs this season and didn’t attend any of the squad’s playoff games against the Golden State Warriors; however, the franchise still hopes its relationship with Leonard can be repaired. If so, they’ll be willing to..." May 21

  • How the 76ers could land LeBron James and Kawhi Leonard

    247 Sports "After a solid 2017-18 season that saw them jump from a 28-win lottery team to a 52-win playoff team that went to the Eastern Conference Semifinals, the Philadelphia 76ers are looking to continue their progression over the offseason by making a [major] splash in free agency.  The..." May 18

  • Spurs Need 'Grand-Slam Offer' to Part with Kawhi

    Bleacher Report "San Antonio Spurs swingman Kawhi Leonard is one of the best players in the NBA, and his team reportedly won't settle for anything less than a "grand-slam offer" if it is going to trade him this offseason.  Kevin O'Connor of The Ringer..." May 18

  • Clippers need Kawhi Leonard; they also needed better lottery luck

    L.A. Daily News "There is no Camelot in the NBA, not anymore. For 20 years San Antonio was the shining city. It checkmated the argument that the NBA was a breeding ground for the selfish, the self-absorbed, the mercenaries and the slackers. The Spurs were idealized but real, sort of a Leave It To..." May 16

  • Report: Sixers Want to Add LeBron, Kawhi or PG This Summer

    SLAM Online "LeBron James is set to be an unrestricted free agent this summer. Paul George is expected to opt out of his current contract to become a free agent, as well. And Kawhi Leonard is reportedly on rocky terms with the Spurs. The Sixers are closely monitoring all three players according to Keith..." May 14

  • Sixers have expressed interest in Kawhi trade

    Larry Brown Sports "Could a trade that reunites him with Brett Brown be the solution to the San Antonio Spurs’ Kawhi Leonard conundrum? Keith Pompey of the Philly Inquirer reported Saturday that the Philadelphia 76ers have expressed interest in a trade for the embattled Spurs star. Leonard, who appeared in just..." May 13

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