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Celtics made Spurs a Kawhi Leonard offer in February

Kawhi Leonard is not going to the Boston Celtics.


Brittany King


The Boston Celtics made a trade offer to the San Antonio Spurs for Kawhi Leonard right before this year's trading deadline, according to ESPN.

 

The offer wasn't what the Spurs were looking for, and reportedly turned down the deal and never made a proposal to counter the offer.

 

Thus Leonard's future with the Spurs continues to heat up.

Everything was done as a group. I don't feel like nothing was friction. I talk to (coach Gregg Popovich) every day. He knows what the progressions were. He knew what I was doing the whole entire time, as well as the front office. We made a group decision.

Kawhi Leonard
USA Today

The All-Star, who missed all but nine games this season while nursing right quadriceps tendinopathy last season, will still need to requalify to earn a potential five-year, $219 million deal.

 

Of course, there's the chance that the Spurs would want to see Leonard return to the active lineup before making a super-max offer next year.

 

Coach Gregg Popovich and the 26-year-old are set to meet this week to discuss any issues or concerns the star forward may have. 

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