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Report: This Potential Kawhi Leonard Trade Won't Happen

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 reportedly demanded a trade from the San Antonio Spurs on Friday. Here's the latest on the situation involving the All-NBA forward.

Several teams reportedly have interest in trading for Leonard, a previous NBA Finals MVP and, when healthy, arguably top-three player in the league. His preferred destination, according to reports, is Los Angeles.

Leonard is a California native and both the Lakers and the Clippers are potential fits.

Another Western Conference team has been mentioned as a possibility: the Phoenix Suns. The franchise holds the No. 1 overall pick in next week's NBA Draft.

The Ringer's Kevin O'Connor reported that Phoenix could at least explore the possibility.

Several league sources told me they anticipate Suns general manager Ryan McDonough to probe a Leonard deal using the no. 1 pick. Phoenix explored Irving trades last summer but was reluctant to deal Josh Jackson, whom they selected with the fourth overall pick. Leonard is better than Irving, so perhaps it’s time for the Suns to strike now, when they’re armed with assets and an opportunity to trade for a transcendent player. There’s also a sense from league sources that the Suns presumed selection of Arizona big man Deandre Ayton at no. 1 isn’t a guarantee because of the outside possibility that they’ll get a good enough deal to trade down or out of the draft entirely. Now that Leonard reportedly wants out, anything is possible.

However, it doesn't appear like that trade will happen. New reports say Phoenix will not be trading the No. 1 pick.

We're only a couple of days into Kawhi Leonard Trade Watch. Stay tuned.