NBA trade rumors: Kawhi Leonard’s ‘last straw’ with Spurs was Tony Parker’s injury comments

Kawhi Leonard told the Spurs earlier this month he wanted to be traded out of San Antonio after a season of reported tension, and it appears teammate Tony Parker played a big role in that decision.
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According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski Sheldon Richardson Jersey and Zach Lowe, the last straw for Leonard was the comments Parker made in March about the two-time All-Star’s quad injury.

The Lakers are feeling some pressure because they’ve got one eye on this and one eye on LeBron, the executive said. The Spurs are hoping for a bidding war, but who else is bidding here? There is no war. Jersey They need to move on this before [July 1].

The Spurs, who fleeced the rest of the league repeatedly in the last 20 years, are on the verge of being fleeced for one of the game’s top players. It’s a weird comeuppance for an organization that has been so dignified and respected for so long.

Smith-Pelly, 26, played a career-high 75 games during the regular season, scoring seven goals and tallying nine assists on a career-high 103 shots.

He matched his season-long goal output during the postseason, including finding the net in three straight games against the Vegas Golden Knights in the Stanley Cup Final.

Smith-Pelly, who signed a two-way, league-minimum contract worth $650,000 in the NHL and $350,000 in the American Hockey League in 2017-18, did not receive a qualifying offer from the Caps and had become an unrestricted free agent.

He said he turned down other one- and two-year offers for more money to give himself some stability in a place he feels comfortable.

It wasn’t worth it to leave somewhere where I’m happy and somewhere where I really want to be, Smith-Pelly said Thursday. The money to me personally is not that important if I’m not going to be happy somewhere else.