Philippines, 05 Jun 2020
  Home >> News

 


BOXERS

CURRENT CHAMPIONS 

FORMER CHAMPIONS   

RATINGS                       

NEWS           

FORUM        

FIGHT GALLERIES        

RING CARD GIRLS        




 
 
News  


Kawhi, Pop had reportedly met Tuesday


PhilBoxing.com




San Antonio Spurs? former Defensive Player of the Year Kawhi Leonard had reportedly met with coach Gregg Popovich, raising hopes that the problems between them and the team is nearing solution.

The meeting between the two faces of the Spurs? franchise, held in San Diego on Tuesday, was done professionally and confidentially, according to sources.

Details of the talk weren?t available except that Leonard, sources said, reaffirmed his wish to be freed from the San Antonio organization.

Yahoo Sports? Shams Charania reported on Friday last week that Leonard wants a trade from the San Antonio Spurs organization.

Leonard?s desire to move out of San Antonio is believed to have stemmed from an overall mistrust of the organization over the course of the season and significant breakdowns on communication.

Leonard, likewise, seems to have a lot of points of contention with the Spurs, and teammate Tony Parker apparently didn?t help matters any.

Ramona Shelburne and Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reported that Leonard remains ?irate? about the public comments that Parker made about his quad injury.

Leonard allegedly felt that Parker?s remarks were not supportive of him. The report also cites the Spurs? supposed mishandling of the injury and Popovich?s own comments on the matter as issues that also drew Leonard?s ire.

Leonard, a two-time All-Star and two-time Defensive Player of the Year who was the 2013-14 NBA Finals MVP, played just nine games with the Spurs last season after acrimony with the franchise about the condition of his lingering quadriceps injury.

The Spurs? front office and Leonard?s representatives had been in communication since the season ended, and the two-time All-Star has been in contact with coach Gregg Popovich, league sources said.

Leonard spent most of the second half of the season rehabbing his injury in New York, where his medical team was based and where he trained with Spurs staffers. He has returned close to full health from the injury.

Leonard attended the private memorial service for Popovich?s late wife, Erin, in San Antonio after the season ended, and he interacted with team officials.

Leonard, 26, is under contract for two more seasons and owed $41.4 million, but has a player option for 2019-20.

He was drafted 15th overall in 2011 and when healthy is regarded as the league?s best two-way player.

Leonard had his finest season in 2016-17, when he averaged 25.5 points, 5.8 rebounds and 3.5 assists and shot 38 percent from 3-point range.


Click here to view a list of other articles written by Eddie Alinea.


Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:

  • COVID-19: MATCHROOM BOXING SCHEDULE UPDATE
    , Thu, 04 Jun 2020
  • Golden Boy Wins 4 Telly Awards in Third Consecutive Year of Victories
    , Thu, 04 Jun 2020
  • June Unlucky for Filipino Fighters
    By Teodoro Medina Reynoso, , Wed, 03 Jun 2020
  • Supreme honor for Manny Pacquiao
    By Recah Trinidad, , Wed, 03 Jun 2020
  • Manager Tony Tolj keeps the American dream alive for Team Moloney, as flyweight contender Andres Campos touches down stateside for sparring
    , Wed, 03 Jun 2020
  • Raeese "The Beast" Aleem Sends Challenge to Stephen Fulton
    , Wed, 03 Jun 2020
  • "Stars and Champions" This Weeks Guest WBO Featherweight Champion Shakur Stevenson
    , Wed, 03 Jun 2020
  • Age just a number for JC
    By Joaquin Henson, , Tue, 02 Jun 2020
  • Live Boxing is Back: Shakur Stevenson and Jessie Magdaleno to Headline June Cards
    , Tue, 02 Jun 2020
  • Fighter’s Heaven: Marking the 4th Year Of Ali’s passing
    , Tue, 02 Jun 2020
  • KING CARLOS PROMOTIONS LIVE BOXING EVENT THIS SATURDAY, JUNE 6, FOR JUST $5 ON FIGHT NIGHT LIVE AND KING CARLOS MOLINA FACEBOOK AT 9PM ET/6PM PT
    , Tue, 02 Jun 2020
  • Sampson Boxing Re-Signs Mexican Contenders Eduardo ‘Zurdito’ Ramirez and Jorge ‘Demonio’ Cota to Promotional Contracts
    , Tue, 02 Jun 2020
  • STORY OF PHILIPPINE BOXING PART XLIV: MARLON TAPALES, WBO WORLD BANTAMWEIGHT CHAMPION
    By Maloney L. Samaco, , Mon, 01 Jun 2020
  • Plania to face Greer on June 16 in MGM Grand
    By Lito delos Reyes, , Mon, 01 Jun 2020
  • GM Antonio rules Baby Uno chess challenge
    By Marlon Bernardino, , Mon, 01 Jun 2020
  • Pinoy pug in Vegas return
    By Joaquin Henson, , Mon, 01 Jun 2020
  • Manny the Pacmanian Devil?
    By Teodoro Medina Reynoso, , Sun, 31 May 2020
  • PLANIA FACES WBO #1 GREER IN CLOSED DOOR LAS VEGAS SHOWDOWN
    , Sun, 31 May 2020
  • OUTSIDE LOOKING IN: All Eumir Marcial wants is to train for the Olympics
    By Eddie Alinea of The Manila Times, , Sun, 31 May 2020
  • The Enduring Influence of Flash Elorde and Manny Pacquiao (Part 5 of 5)
    By Teodoro Medina Reynoso, , Sun, 31 May 2020
  • Boxing set for tightrope comeback
    By Recah Trinidad, , Sat, 30 May 2020
  • The Enduring Influence of Flash Elorde and Manny Pacquiao (Part 4)
    By Teodoro Medina Reynoso, , Sat, 30 May 2020
  • ABAP sets conditions for Marcial
    By Joaquin Henson, , Sat, 30 May 2020
  • STORY OF PHILIPPINE BOXING PART XLIII: MERLITO SABILLO, WBO WORLD MINIMUMWEIGHT CHAMPION
    By Maloney L. Samaco, , Sat, 30 May 2020
  • Impact Boxing proposes Veterans Boxing League for comebacking Legends
    , Sat, 30 May 2020




  •  



     
    PhilBoxing.com has been created to support every aspiring
    Filipino boxer and the Philippine boxing scene in general.
    Please send comments to feedback@philboxing.com


    PRIVATE POLICY | LEGAL DISCLAIMER
    developed and maintained by dong secuya
    © 2020 philboxing.com.