Kawhi Leonard and Gregg Popovich‘s long-awaited tête-à-tête is expected to take place prior to this month’s NBA Draft.
San Antonio is said to be uninterested in any sort of trade chatter for Leonard at the moment.
Woj says Gregg Popovich and Kawhi Leonard will sit down to talk between now and the 2018 NBA draft.
He says a lot of teams would love to get involved in trade talks for Kawhi but the Spurs are not entertaining offers right now. pic.twitter.com/cZW0SjLZNw
— Rob Lopez (@r0bato) June 6, 2018
Woj: The Spurs want to continue building around Kawhi Leonard. Gregg Popovich will sit down with Leonard sometime between now and the draft on June 21 to determine if the relationship can be repaired.
— Sagar Trika (@BlazersBySagar) June 5, 2018
The Spurs are reportedly eyeing an athletic wing in the upcoming Draft.
So word is… #Spurs are eyeing an athletic wing in the upcoming #NBA draft. We’ll see how that goes …
— Jabari Young (@JabariJYoung) June 3, 2018
Per The Express-News:
The Spurs possess their first top 19 pick since selecting Tim Duncan first overall in 1997. At No. 18, San Antonio is projected by most places to take a wing.
But if San Antonio does not offer Kawhi Leonard the supermax contract extension this summer, its strategy should change. For instance, the Spurs might decide to trade the small forward for more assets — like higher draft picks.
Leonard is eligible to receive a five-year, $219 million extension from the Spurs this summer. The small forward played just nine games this season, battling quadricep tendinopathy.