The Lakers are reportedly at the top of Leonard’s list of preferred destinations, per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Kawhi Leonard wants out of San Antonio, league sources tell ESPN.
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) June 15, 2018
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.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 15, 2018
In addition to the Lakers, Leonard reportedly has interest in playing for the Clippers, per Woj. And “people close to Leonard” have expressed a desire for Kawhi to play for the Knicks, according to ESPN’s Ian Begley.
The Spurs will have no shortage of suitors. League sources tell the Express-News’ Jabari Young that the 76ers could be in play to acquire Leonard. And the Celtics will be interested in probing the Spurs about a deal, per Woj.
Earlier this week, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich and Leonard were trying to schedule a meeting to discuss concerns Leonard may have had. The Spurs could have offered Leonard a five-year, $219 million “supermax” extension.