Somehow in all the craziness of the NBA in the last 24 hours, it might be easy to forget that a report on Monday indicated that Kawhi Leonard was seeing his relationship with the San Antonio Spurs sour. According to Adrian Wojnarowski and Michael C. Wright of ESPN, Leonard was not happy with how the Spurs were dealing with his quad injury. Further, Jalen Rose reported that Leonard straight up wanted to leave San Antonio.
All of this seems crazy, because Leonard is known for being a low key player and the Spurs are great at avoiding this kind of locker room drama. But a few months after a player requested a trade for the first time during Gregg Popovich’s tenure, these rumors of discontent regarding Leonard came to light.
If you ask Leonard’s uncle/business manager, though, these rumors are not true. We know this because Jared Zwerling of Sports Illustrated spoke to Dennis Robertson, Leonard’s uncle/business manager, and he said they were not true. Funny how that works out, eh?