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Sport Kawhi Leonard, Gregg Popovich to meet before NBA Draft, report says

16:33  06 june  2018
16:33  06 june  2018 Source:   sportingnews.com

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Before Kawhi Leonard returns for the San Antonio Spurs, head coach Gregg Popovich said the two will meet to discuss the situation. 5/30 - Spurs Rumors: Gary Trent Jr. set for workout before 2018 NBA Draft .

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Spurs coach Gregg Popovich and Kawhi Leonard are expected to meet before the NBA Draft in an effort to repair the star forward's relationship with the franchise, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported.

According to the report, a number of teams are interested in a trade involving Leonard but the Spurs aren't ready to let him go just yet.

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a close up of Kawhi Leonard holding a basketball © (Getty Images) Kawhi Leonard

Leonard appeared in just nine games for the Spurs this season and reportedly had a tense relationship with the team, though a number of sources claim he has expressed interest in staying in San Antonio.

Leonard, 26, signed a five-year contract worth more than $90 million in 2015. The two-time All-Star has averaged 16.3 points and 6.2 rebounds during his seven seasons with the team.

The NBA Draft will take place in Brooklyn, N.Y., on June 21.

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