- TIM REYNOLDS, AP Basketball Writer
- FILE- In this April 5, 2017, file photo, San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard reacts to a play as he waits to enter the game during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers in San Antonio. A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press, Friday, June 15, 2018, that Leonard has told the Spurs that he would like to be traded this summer, the clearest sign yet that the relationship between the team and the All-Star is in disrepair. (AP Photo/Darren Abate, File)
By TIM REYNOLDS, AP Basketball Writer
A person familiar with the situation says Kawhi Leonard has told the San Antonio Spurs that he would like to be traded this summer, the clearest sign yet that the relationship between the team and the All-Star is in disrepair.
The person says Leonard has decided that he is “unhappy with the situation” in San Antonio. The person spoke with The Associated Press Friday on condition of anonymity because neither the player nor the team commented publicly.
Yahoo Sports first reported Leonard’s hope for a trade.
Leonard played in only nine games with the Spurs this past season because of a leg injury. In the 2016-17 season, he averaged a career-best 25.5 points and was third in the MVP voting.
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