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The Latest On The Spurs' Plans For Kawhi Leonard

A view of Kawhi Leonard crouching down from the side.

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 is still a member of the San Antonio Spurs. Every day, there seems to be new rumors surrounding the 27-year-old star, but he has not been dealt.

Teams are likely hesitant to trade for Kawhi because of the fact he is coming off an injury and will be a free agent next summer. He could easily only be a one-year rental for whatever team acquires him.

At the same time, the Spurs are unwilling to move Leonard at a discount price. We're talking about a player who is one of the six best players in the league when he is healthy.

The latest intel from Yahoo's Jordan Schultz confirms the Spurs' mentality. They are approaching the Kawhi market with caution.

"The #Spurs remain open for business — continuing to speak w/other teams in regard to trading Kawhi Leonard, per league sources," Schultz tweeted. "But they have very high demands for the return haul and are not in any rush to move him if their asking price - regardless of team - is not met."

As of now, the Celtics, 76ers and Lakers have not come up with a compelling enough offer for San Antonio. There's always a chance that another team could jump into the market for Leonard, particularly the longer this drags out.

As Schultz said, there's no rush for the Spurs to move him, so this could go on for a while.

Stay tuned.