The NBA attempted to intervene with the Los Angeles Clippers over the offseason by inquiring whether they had a general road map for how Kawhi Leonard might be managed in terms of his rest.

The Clippers replied that they could not provide one to the NBA at that point.

Leonard's rest was closely managed by the Toronto Raptors and it resulted in a title. The Clippers are attempting to use a similar model as Leonard is known to have extending his career as one of his top priorities.