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Would you trade Jaylen Brown and Terry Rozier for Kawhi Leonard?

Would you trade Jaylen Brown and Terry Rozier for Kawhi Leonard?

Kawhi Leonard #2 of the San Antonio Spurs stands for a moment of silence for the National Anthem before the game against the Houston Rockets during Game Four of the Western Conference Semifinals of the 2017 Playoffs on May 7, 2017 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas.

Leonard and Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich met face-to-face Tuesday in Southern California to discuss the issues that led to Leonard demanding a trade from San Antonio, per Wojnarowski and Shelburne. Leonard has always been rumored as wanting out of the team, while Popovich hasn't been fond of the manner his star's camp has been communicating with the franchise.

Leonard is angry over how the Spurs handled his quad rehab and is irate with public comments made by Tony Parker. ESPN reports Popovich has tried to set up a meeting for weeks.

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Leonard can eventually be signed by the Spurs to a super-max contract, but the former Defensive Player of the Year and Finals MVP seems bent on cutting ties with the only team he's played for so far.

Leonard, who turns 27 later this month, has been the subject of trade speculation for months after last season produced extensive tension between him and the team over the handling of his quadriceps tendinopathy, which limited Leonard to just nine games, during which he averaged 16.2 points and 4.7 rebounds. The Spurs, however, have been reluctant to give teams guidance on what type of trade package they are seeking. A right quadriceps injury, that saw him miss the first 27 games of the season, ultimately flared back up and saw him miss nearly the entire 2017-18 campaign, and was also the apparent catalyst of the rift that has formed between him and the Spurs organization. He is eligible to sign a five-year, $219 million supermax extension with San Antonio this summer.


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