The San Antonio Spurs are reportedly attempting to salvage the relationship with Kawhi Leonard, as head coach Gregg Popovich flew out to California to meet with him earlier this week, but the All-NBA forward reportedly remains intent on leaving.
As of now, the Spurs are reportedly not pursuing trades for Leonard. However, they are fielding calls from opposing NBA teams.
The Los Angeles Lakers have been the team mentioned the most for the California native. Leonard reportedly does want to end up in L.A.
Until today, the Lakers reportedly had not reached out to the Spurs about a trade. That has changed.
Yahoo! Sports' Shams Charania is reporting that the Lakers have reached out to the Spurs.
"The Los Angeles Lakers have reached out to the San Antonio Spurs to express interest in All-Star Kawhi Leonard, league sources tell Yahoo. No proposals have been discussed," he reports.
It's unclear if the Spurs would be willing to ship Leonard to a Western Conference rival in Los Angeles. The Lakers do possess several good young assets, though.
Former top picks Lonzo Ball and Brandon Ingram have both been mentioned as possible trade chips. So, too, has Kyle Kuzma.
It doesn't seem like the Kawhi Leonard-Spurs situation is going to be resolved by the NBA Draft tonight, but you never know. The NBA Draft is set to begin at 7 p.m. E.T. It'll be televised on ESPN.