The end of the San Antonio Spurs season was very odd to say the least as there was some obvious tension between Kawhi Leonard and the organization with him not playing at the end of the season despite being cleared by the team’s medical staff. Well, that beef has made it to the public light as Leonard has now officially expressed his frustration out in the public through the media.
ESPN’s Chris Haynes first reported that Kawhi Leonard wanted out of San Antonio.
Chris Haynes on Twitter
Kawhi Leonard wants out of San Antonio, league sources tell ESPN.
Then Woj followed up saying that Leonard would be interested in joining the Los Angeles Lakers.
Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
San Antonio’s Kawhi Leonard has Los Angeles – preferably the Lakers – at the center of his preferences for a trade destination, league sources tell ESPN.
Not be outdone by the Lake Show, ESPN’s Ian Begley reported that Leonard’s camp’s also interested in finding an east coast home with the New York Knicks.
Ian Begley on Twitter
There are more than a few teams who can offer a better package to San Antonio for Kawhi than the Knicks can (assuming they don’t include Porzingis), but people close to Leonard have expressed a desire for Leonard to play in New York, per sources. https://t.co/CTs0ISkKXv
With this news and the pending LeBron James free agency drama, this NBA offseason is going to be very lit.