Reports: Kawhi Leonard wants out of San Antonio, adding another superstar to market for Celtics to consider

Reports: Kawhi Leonard wants out of San Antonio, adding another superstar to market for Celtics to consider

Kawhi Leonard wants to be traded, which means Danny Ainge will have another superstar to consider this offseason.

Leonard, an All-Star and Defensive Player of the Year with the Spurs, appeared in only nine games last year because of both a quad injury, and a season-long quarrel with management. That conflict came to a head on Friday with reports from Yahoo and ESPN that Leonard has requested a trade.

According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Leonard would prefer a trade to the Lakers, who could conceivably add fellow All-Stars LeBron James and Paul George this summer in the creation of another super-team.

Should the Celtics be interested? The 6-foot-7 Leonard would be a perfect fit here in a vacuum, thanks to his versatility on both ends of the floor, but missing virtually an entire season with a quad injury is a red flag, as is the inability to get along with Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, one of the most accomplished coaches in NBA history.

Ainge isn’t risk-averse, but acquiring Leonard — especially at the cost of someone like injured star Gordon Hayward — would push the envelope.



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Source: GreenStreet Blog

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