The Spurs are fully engaged in trade talks with several teams on Kawhi Leonard, including the Lakers and Celtics, league sources tell ESPN. Boston has long had the assets that the Spurs most covet in a potential Leonard trade.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) 2018年6月28日
Boston's extremely cautious on Leonard front. There's so much uncertainty w/ Leonard's future -- health, free agent desires, etc. Will Leonard be same player? That's hard to tell. Celtics don't have to make a risky trade and have no intention to do so. It's an interesting dance. https://t.co/gVECzgxrYM— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) 2018年6月28日
Speaking to league executive, one thing is clear. Celtics have not received any assurances from Kawhi Leonard that he wants to come here.— Mark Murphy (@Murf56) 2018年6月28日
馬刺已經通知各隊希望能在Leonard交易案換回Jayson Tatum。多數球隊都認為這是一種談判策略，塞爾提克更可能用Kyrie Irving和多枚選秀權作為籌碼，但是根據近期的表現，塞爾提克不太可能為Leonard付出過高的報價。
San Antonio has informed teams its preferred target in any Leonard trade is the Celtics' Jayson Tatum, sources say. Teams have noted this is likely a negotiating tactic, and it’s widely believed in league circles Boston is more likely to propose a deal centered around Kyrie Irving and future picks. But based on previous behavior, the Celtics are unlikely to overpay for Leonard.
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塞爾提克在談判上相當保守，Jaylen Brown並沒有出現在Kawhi Leonard的交易談判中。
Danny Ainge gonna try and get Kawhi for bargain. Certainly won’t part with Tatum in a deal. https://t.co/UasETjuwBi— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) 2018年6月28日
Again, from what we’ve heard, Tatum and Brown are not available, and it would take the right overall transaction pieces to interest the Celts in putting the Sacramento pick on the table. (內文)
Absent the Celtics’ willingness to move key young pieces or the Spurs deciding to accept less than what a Leonard without medical or contractual issues is worth, there seems to be nothing to indicate an agreement.