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Gregg Popovich flying to California in attempt to meet with Kawhi Leonard

20 June, 2018, 16:57 | Author: Heidi Alvarez
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Gregg Popovich flew to San Diego Tuesday to meet with Kawhi Leonard with hopes of mending fences, according to multiple reports.

San Antonio has been prioritizing working through the issues with Leonard, but they have encouraged rival teams to present an offer if they so choose.

Leonard would prefer to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers over the Los Angeles Clippers.

Sources told the website that Popovich traveled to Southern California and met with Leonard before Thursday's National Basketball Association draft.

Leonard and Popovich are expected to have more dialogue going forward, so perhaps the highly respected coach can smooth things over with his star player and convince him to stick around.

The Spurs are unlikely to be motivated to facilitate a deal to the Lakers, league sources said.

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So far, the Spurs have been largely reluctant to give teams guidance on the players, or packages, that would interest them in trades, sources said.

Various reports over the last few months indicated the sides disagreed about the nature of Leonard's injury, how to treat it and how soon he would be able to return to the floor.

According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and Ramona Shelburne, Leonard is still very upset over Parker's comments over how he chose to handle his injury and feels that Popovich and the rest of his Spurs teammates weren't supportive enough of him.

Leonard, a two-time Defensive Player of the Year, has played all seven of his National Basketball Association seasons with the Spurs.

Leonard is eligible to sign a five-year, $219 million super max contract with the Spurs this summer.

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