The duo will reportedly have a meeting about their complicated relationship, and whether or not it's repairable, before the Spurs offer Leonard, who was injured for much of previous year, a super-max contract extension.
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Felger & Mazz producer James Stewart tweeted back in May that the Spurs offered Leonard themselves to an Eastern Conference team that wasn't the Celtics, and said team laughed at them. Wojnarowski reports the Spurs turned the deal down and did not make the Celtics a counterproposal. No details of precisely what the team offered the Spurs were provided. It started with a right quadriceps injury before the 2017-18 season started and it lingered from start to finish; Leonard played in just nine games and missed San Antonio's brief postseason run. The proposed deal works on ESPN'sNBA Trade Machine. So perhaps they were interested in trading Leonard, if it were on their own terms.
These rumors can be dated all the way back when Tim Duncan retired; that Popovich might go out with him but the legendary coach chose to stay on.
That does not mean it's a guarantee that the Spurs will hold onto Leonard. The No. 8 pick could help them speed up the rebuilding process and address the areas they need to improve on their roster. It is something that he can achieve if Leonard teams up with him in Cleveland next season.