Danny Green: Kawhi Leonard Wants To Be With Spurs

Kawhi Leonard‘s future with the Spurs remains a mystery as the organization ponders whether or not to keep its superstar player in San Antonio beyond next season. Leonard is set to hit free agency after 2018/19 and if he reaches the open market, he will have no shortage of suitors.

However, at least one teammate believes that the two-time Defensive Player of the Year wants to stay in San Antonio. Spurs guard Danny Green recently made an appearance on ESPN’s Get Up!, where he addressed his mercurial teammate (via San Antonio Express-News).

“It’s up in the air right now,” Green said of Leonard’s status with the Spurs. “But I think he wants to be in San Antonio. He’s let me know that, he let me know verbally he wanted to be there, so we’ll see what happens.”

Leonard, soon to be 27 years old, appeared in just nine regular season games with the Spurs as he battled a troublesome right quadriceps injury. There were various points where it seemed Leonard was on the verge of an on-court return late in the season, but it never happened. Instead, Leonard rehabbed his injury in New York — with little to no contact with the Spurs —  while under the care of his own doctors.

As the Spurs were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs by the Warriors, Leonard was not even on the bench as a spectator.

Most recently, we relayed a report that the Spurs do not intend on trading Leonard and hope to mend the relationship. A healthy Leonard is a difference maker; he finished third in NBA Most Valuable Player award voting last season while averaging 25.5 PPG, 5.8 RPG, and 4.7 APG in 74 games.

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15 thoughts on “Danny Green: Kawhi Leonard Wants To Be With Spurs

  1. mets2424

    Leonard stays with spurs. I see king James going to the spurs

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  2. Ya but he won’t play.

    How do you explain the second half of the season 2018? Spurs doctors deemed him ready to go in December and he didn’t play, he didn’t spend time with his teammates, wasn’t on the bench for the playoffs, didn’t communicate with Popovich about his status? All that needs to be explained.

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  3. mets2424

    Because he can sign for over 200m over 5 years. To much money to pass up

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  4. Dionis

    That 219 million made him want to stay, hopefully Danny stays also. They should make a run at Noel, I think Pop would make great use of him and get his mind right so he can develop.

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    • Noel? Really? Pops isn’t Jesus, he’s a basketball coach.

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      • Dionis

        Noel is still very young. He’s best years are ahead of him.

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        • Sorry bro I had high hopes for him but Noel is garbage. Anthony Bennett is still young should they get him also?

          Trade Kawhi to the Sixers fleece them of young talent. Go after Paul and the King or KD in the off season

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  5. I don’t think he does. Regardless of the disagreement between Spurs doctors and his own team, the fact that he wasn’t even on the sideline to support his teammates is ridiculous. The dude flat out ran from attention.

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  6. Leonard will find it in his heart ($219m reasons) to extend his career with the Spurs.

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  7. To me it seems all very strange, you recall Tony Parker said that his injury was a 100 times worst than kawhi’s but he came back earlier, & then his attitude of refusing to play, not talking to the club, but specially not supporting his team mates, is totally unacceptable behaviour, to me the question should be if even San Antonio should wanna keep him. Again I think he is a very good player but he is no way near a top 10, & with his attitude goes way down from there, I just hope if he goes/gets traded doesn’t go to any of the young teams with bright future like, Boston, Milwaukee, Philly, Minnesotta, Lakers…

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    • You’re crazy if you don’t think Kawhi is a top 10 player

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  8. Sixers should make a package of Fultz, Covington, Luwalu-cababot maybe Holmes and the #9 pick. Then they sign Green

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    • PeeWeeHerron618

      we is not about to give the Spurs all of that for a player coming off his type of injury unless he’s fully healthy and signs a extension

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