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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 reported the news, citing “multiple NBA executives” who suggested as much.
While a quadriceps injury limited Leonard to nine games in 2017-18 as tension built regarding whether he would return, O’Connor wrote, “If offers were underwhelming around the draft and the start of free agency, the Spurs might opt to let the saga drag into training camp, or even into the season. Leonard could always rekindle his relationship with the team or return to the floor and increase his trade value.”
It makes sense San Antonio would want such a monumental return package considering Leonard is just 26 years old and already has two Defensive Player of the Year awards, two All-NBA first-team se