Publicado: Mier, May 02, 2018
Deportes | Por Godofredo Marrero

Spurs anxious Kawhi Leonard's camp wants him traded to big market

Spurs anxious Kawhi Leonard's camp wants him traded to big market

ESPN's Ramona Shelburne and Michael C. Wright co-authored an in-depth look (link below) at the confusing and seemingly troubled relationship between Leonard and the Spurs. Leonard's long-standing hip injury, which forced him to the sidelines this season, strained his relationship with the team, and some pundits think his time with the Spurs will come to an end soon.

For his part, Leonard has indicated he doesn't feel he was ready to play.

Porzingis studying under current Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich could even work to raise his already high ceiling even further. The ESPN article said that they were the ones who convinced Leonard to seek a second opinion regarding his injury.

The Spurs' medical staff cleared Leonard to return to play in March. They also reportedly influenced his decision to work with his own doctors in NY.

The franchise had to deal with the broken relationship with star guard Kawhi Leonard after he suited up for just nine games this past season before officially shutting it down during the first round of the playoffs.

Asombroso caso: Un hombre atrapado en el cuerpo de un niño
Hemos aceptado su destino y de alguna manera estamos felices de tenerlo, ya que su alegría ilumina el ambiente". Su primo Mandeep declaró: "Lo llevamos a lo de algunos doctores, pero su condición no puede mejorar.

That set off a firestorm of reports about Leonard's status with the team.

The crux of the conflict between Leonard and the Spurs is health, communication and a potential super-max contract. He said he spoke to Popovich often and every decision was made with the consultation of the organization.

As offseason rumors begin to heat up, the Los Angeles Lakers are among teams linked to Leonard as people around the National Basketball Association attempt to figure out how the situation is unfolding.

Which brings us to a potentially bigger issue, and that is that the Spurs are said to be concerned that Leonard's camp is angling to get the 26-year-old traded to a bigger market. There's some belief within the Spurs organization that the forward's camp would like for him to play in a larger market which could lead to a trade demand, according to an exhaustive ESPN report. That's not to say the team is not interested; they most certainly are.

Leonard was heavily criticized for not sitting behind the bench during the playoffs to offer support to the team. Leonard did not attend the Spurs' playoff games against the Golden State Warriors (GSW won, 4-1, to advance to the second round), instead electing to work with his own medical staff in NY.

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