NAGSIMULA na ang first round ng NBA Playoffs sa pagitan ng No. 2 sa Western Conference na Golden State Warriors at No. 7 San Antonio Spurs ni Kawhi Leonard.
Pero nasaan si Kawhi?
Ayon kay Sam Amick ng USA Today Sports, maaaring may implikasyon ito sa tenure ni Leonard bilang Spur.
Ilang koponan umano, kabilang ang L.A. Clippers ang gumagawa ng hakbang upang makuha ang All-Star player mula San Antonio sa pamamagitan ng isang trade package.
“Consider the Los Angeles Clippers one of the many teams keeping tabs on the situation. The Clippers are planning a trade package if Leonard ultimately becomes available, according to a person with knowledge of the situation,” ayon kay Amick.
“The person spoke to USA TODAY Sports on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the situation. Landing Leonard – who grew up outside of Los Angeles in Moreno Valley, hails from San Diego State and is known to be a favorite of Clippers consultant Jerry West – would be well worth the hefty price it would take to get him. Maybe the Clippers offer their two first-round picks in this June’s draft, and whatever combination of other talent the Spurs want in return. And suddenly, they’re back in Western Conference contention again.”
Uma-average ang seven-year veteran ng 16.3 points, 6.2 rebounds at 2.3 assists pero ngayong 2017-2018 ay nakakasiyam na laro lamang ito dahil sa hindi pa rin gumagaling na injury.