Kawhi Leonard's "people" would have to call Gregg Popovich to say he wants to rejoin the San Antonio Spurs in order for him to play in their first round series against the Warriors. That scenario seems unlikely.

“I’m sure it’s been difficult [for Leonard], but it’s been difficult for us,” Pau Gasol said. “You got to bring heart. You have to bring grit and desire. You got to make more shots. … You got to bring competitiveness and edge for us to be there every single play against a team like the Warriors, or you’ll have no shot.”

Leonard is eligible for a five-year, $219 million extension this offseason, which is likely to expedite a resolution to his situation with the Spurs.