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Update On The Spurs' Plans For Kawhi Leonard

A picture of Kawhi Leonard from behind.

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 18: Kawhi Leonard #2 of the San Antonio Spurs looks on during the first half of a game against the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on November 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

Kawhi Leonard remains a part of the Spurs organization - for now. San Antonio has its star on contract for the upcoming NBA season, though Leonard has made it clear he wants to be elsewhere in the near future.

Kawhi's camp has made it known he wants to play in Los Angeles, for either the Clippers or Lakers. In order to do that, both teams would need to facilitate a trade with the Spurs, or hold out hope that the two-time Defensive Player of the Year joins their squad in free agency after the 2018-19 season.

Several teams have reportedly put together trade packages for Kawhi, though none have come to fruition. San Antonio doesn't seem to be in a hurry to lose its best player.

According to Jordan Schultz, the Spurs remain "unwilling to budge" when it comes to trading Leonard.

The Spurs remain hesitant regarding a trade, though other teams feel the same way. Kawhi is coming off of a season in which he missed all but nine games and he's an impending free agent.

He could easily only be a one-year rental for whatever team acquires him, which hurts the Spurs' ability to land significant pieces in a trade.

That won't stop R.C. Buford and Gregg Popovich from seeking top players and picks in return for the 2014 NBA Finals MVP.