The San Antonio Spurs preferred retaining Kawhi Leonard this offseason and hoped to repair the relationship. Leonard has been adamant in his trade demand and the Spurs have given up the hope of keeping him.
"I was told yesterday in pretty strong terms they're ready to move on," said Marc Stein on The Dan Patrick Show. "They know this relationship cannot be repaired. This is beyond Pop and Kawhi meeting face to face and fixing it as Pop was able to do with LaMarcus Aldridge last summer. It is pretty much gone at this point."
The Spurs are now open to trading Leonard but are not in a rush.
The Los Angeles Lakers are Leonard's preferred destination but the Philadelphia 76ers are another team that is seeking a trade for Leonard.
"Philadelphia badly wants him," said Stein.