Celtics, Kawhi Leonard could have mutual interest

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That second overall pick would likely be extremely intriguing for the Spurs as they could add someone like a Luka Doncic, Marvin Bagley III, or Michael Porter Jr.in the draft. It's also unclear if the Spurs would be willing to trade Leonard to the Lakers or to any team at all. After playing just nine games last season before sitting out with a mysterious injury, there's been multiple reports of tensions between Leonard, head coach Gregg Popovich, and his Spurs teammates. Leonard did not attend any of the Spurs' postseason games this season as he received treatment in NY from a group of non-team affiliated doctors.

The same source said it might have been wise for the medical staff to tell Leonard he wasn't ready if he said he wasn't feeling ready. The Lakers, meanwhile, may feel that such a trade would leave them without the complimentary players to make a serious run. Sources finally confirmed what seemed inevitable: Kawhi Leonard wants out of San Antonio. If the Lakers are unable to convince the Spurs to take on Deng, they will have to convince another team to take on Luol's contract, team's such as the Mavs, Hawks or even the Nets.

If you hadn't heard, a few days ago it was reported that the Celtics tried to get Leonard during the trade deadline.

Kawhi Leonard #2 of the San Antonio Spurs stands during player introductions prior to Game One of the NBA Western Conference Finals against the Golden State Warriorsc at ORACLE Arena.

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"If the Spurs are considering Spellman, the move does make sense".

Acquiring Leonard would give the Heat a true superstar, something that they have lacked ever since LeBron James left the team in the summer of 2014. Frank Ntilikina has some value, as well as their 9th overall pick in this years draft, but its not likely that anything happens there.

The Spurs may want Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Kyle Kuzma, and Josh Hart - as well as the Lakers' first-round pick (which came from the Cavs). A player like Leonard demands a pretty big return. In that scenario, assuming James and George signed as free agents, Los Angeles would only have them, Leonard, and Deng under contract.

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