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The strange, ongoing issues between Kawhi Leonard and the San Antonio Spurs have yet to be resolved, but according to one teammate, Leonard while the situation remains “up in the air,” the two-time first-team All-NBA forward wants to remain in San Antonio.
Spurs starting shooting guard Danny Green, appearing on ESPN morning show “Get Up!’ said he has conversed with Leonard and while his status remains “up in the air,” Green said Leonard told him he wants to remain a Spur.
When asked by host Michelle Beadle, “What’s the deal with Kawhi Leonard?” Green related he has remained in contact with Leonard.
“I talk to him here and there, check up on him, see how he’s doing,” Green said.
"I believe he wants to be there, verbally he's said he wants to be there," https://t.co/mxqmCvAnXy
— Pounding the Rock (@poundingtherock) May 26, 2018
Leonard played in only nine games for San Antonio this season because of a right quadriceps injury. Green said the fact Leonard sought opinions from other than the Spurs’ medical staff is nothing unusual, saying it’s “very common” for athletes to want second opinions.
Leonard, who is eligible to receive a five-year supermax contract from the Spurs worth $219 million this summer, told Green he does want to remain a Spur, according to Green.
“It’s up in the air right now,” Green said. “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.”