);
San Antonio Spurs

Kawhi Leonard, Gregg Popovich to meet before NBA Draft, report says

kawhi-leonard-gregg-popovich-060618-ftr
Kawhi Leonard and Gregg Popovich (Getty Images)

Spurs coach Gregg Popovich and Kawhi Leonard are expected to meet before the NBA Draft in an effort to repair the star forward's relationship with the franchise, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported.

According to the report, a number of teams are interested in a trade involving Leonard but the Spurs aren't ready to let him go just yet.

Leonard appeared in just nine games for the Spurs this season and reportedly had a tense relationship with the team, though a number of sources claim he has expressed interest in staying in San Antonio.

Leonard, 26, signed a five-year contract worth more than $90 million in 2015. The two-time All-Star has averaged 16.3 points and 6.2 rebounds during his seven seasons with the team.

The NBA Draft will take place in Brooklyn, N.Y., on June 21.

More from NBA.com

antetokounmpo-ftr.jpg
How have Bucks faired after a loss this season?
Kyle Irving
bucks-lopez-ilyasova-ftr.jpg
Can the Raptors stop the Bucks' supporting cast?
Kyle Irving
Stephen Curry
How Curry has stepped up since Durant's injury
Leandro Fernández
#Lillard
Lillard reflects on Blazers 'special season'
James McKern
2019-nba-draft-big-board-nba-illustration
Updated 2019 NBA Mock Draft
Micah Adams and Kyle Irving
Kawhi Leonard and Giannis Antetokounmpo
Odds, picks for Raptors-Bucks Game 4
NBA.com Staff
More News