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Woj: Celtics will talk to Spurs about a deal for Kawhi Leonard

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This comes less than an hour after it was reported that Leonard wants out of San Antonio.

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Less than an hour after it news broke that Kawhi Leonard wants to be traded from the San Antonio Spurs, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the Boston Celtics will be interested in talking with the Spurs about a potential deal for the star forward.

This comes shortly after sources said the Celtics inquired about a trade for Leonard at this year’s trade deadline. It’s clear that there is some interest there, but whether or not Leonard would consider resigning with Boston would greatly impact the package that Danny Ainge is willing to offer.

Wojnarowski followed that up by saying that the Celtics have the best assets to offer San Antonio.

According to Yahoo’s Shams Chararnia, Kawhi Leonard wants out from San Antonio.

Earlier this week, the San Antonio Express reported that Leonard and Gregg Popovich were going to meet about a potential contract extension.

The Spurs and their star forward have been battling back and forth all season long, and it seems as though Leonard has, “grown uncomfortable” with the team, per Charania.

ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski then joined the fun, reporting that the Los Angeles Lakers are at the center of Leonard’s trade preferences.

We’ll continue to update this story as the day goes on.