Spurs steadfast: They’ll sign Kawhi or send him East

Kawhi Leonard only played in nine games in 2017-18.

When it comes to Kawhi Leonard, the San Antonio Spurs are adamant that there are only two conclusions to the stalemate between the two sides, according to a report.

Sam Amick of USA Today reports the Spurs are determined to either sign the two-time first-team All-NBA forward to a longterm deal or to trade him to an Eastern Conference team.

Leonard reportedly wants to head to Los Angeles, to play for either the Lakers (preferably) or the Clippers.

Amick writes the Boston Celtics and the Philadelphia 76ers are the two teams most likely to land Leonard if the Spurs to ship him East.

He also reported the Cleveland Cavaliers have made inquiries regarding Leonard but have not been able to make progress toward a possible deal. He writes:

The Cavs have reportedly pursued a deal for Kemba Walker to bolster their pitch to James, but might they be able to swing a deal for Leonard instead? They might have a better shot than anyone in the West, but they’d be hard-pressed to compete with the kind of packages that teams like Boston and Philadelphia could put forth.

Amick said the Spurs have asked teams to submit trade proposals but have not provided a timeline on what comes next.

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