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The Reason Why Kawhi Leonard Hasn't Been Traded Yet


It's been almost a month now since it was made public that Kawhi Leonard of the San Antonio Spurs wanted to be traded. And during that entire time, we literally have not heard one work from Leonard's mouth himself.

Sure, Kawhi's team -- that being his agent and friends and family -- have been the ones making Kawhi's demands public knowledge, such as the fact Leonard wishes to be traded to Los Angeles above all else, but we have yet to hear a hint of information from the man these rumors are revolving around in the first place.

On top of that, it doesn't seem like we're any closer to coming to a resolution between Kawhi and the Spurs, and we could very well be waiting until the February trade deadline next year to see Leonard suit up for another team.

Many fans are wondering why nothing has been done about the situation this late into the offseason, but Ric Bucher of Bleacher Report has shed some light as to why Leonard is still a member of the Spurs.

For someone who rarely speaks, San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard has an awful lot of people in the NBA who would love to talk to him. The fact that they haven't, or can't, is one of several reasons why league executives said a deal that fulfills his wish of not being in San Antonio could take until training camp or even into the season to be consummated.

"Teams are going up and around every way they can to find out where he's training, what he's doing," said one Eastern Conference general manager who counts his team among the interested. "There's so much we just don't know."

So the main reason no team has taken their shot and tried to trade for Kawhi? There's so much information that's missing, that could easily be cleared up if Kawhi was just in the public eye more.

Teams can't get in contact with him or his agent to find out how he's progressing with the rehab of his injured right quad, an injury that forced Kawhi to sit out almost the entirety of last season, or if Leonard would be open to playing for a particular team. What more are they supposed to do, other than to wait it out until either the Spurs get desperate or Kawhi starts talking?

If The Klaw is serious about leaving San Antonio, he better start leaving the house more often.