Trying to keep up with the NBA’s news cycle right now is a nearly impossible task. On Monday alone we got reports that Kawhi Leonard’s relationship with the Spurs was strained, Jason Kidd got fired suddenly, there were trade rumors galore and the Cavs had a team meeting in which Kevin Love got accused of faking an illness to get out of practice and leave a game early.
There’s a lot going on right now, but of all of those things the rumors of Leonard and the Spurs having issues may have been the most surprising because of how their relationship has been presented over the years. While Leonard and the Spurs have had a mutually beneficial partnership throughout the start to his career, there are apparently some frustrations that are causing a rift between the two regarding his slow progress in rehabbing his quad injury.
On Tuesday, ESPN’s Jalen Rose went on First Take and took things a step further than what had been reported by Adrian Wojnarowski regarding the tensions between Leonard and San Antonio. Rose said, point blank, he’s heard that the superstar forward “wants out of San Antonio.”