Report: Lakers rejected in bid for Kawhi Leonard

Wherever Kawhi Leonard plays next season, it's looking less likely to be for the Los Angeles Lakers, at least for the moment.

The Lakers got a hard "no" from the San Antonio Spurs when inquiring about that player's availability this week, according to ESPN's Ramona Shelburne.

After the much-publicized trade request by Kawhi, the Lakers evidently did their due diligence, and were met with a very firm assurance the Spurs front office had no intention whatever in dealing with the Los Angeles-based club.

According to Shelburne, the call did not even get to the point of discussing potential players to include in a deal despite Leonard's desire to end up in that southern Californian city.

No word as of now if there's a draft night move on the table planned for Kawhi, but until such a trade is finalized, or he signs the Designated Veteran Player Exception (yet to be turned down by a player), the possibility of Leonard in another uniform is sure to spark intense debate and entice envious minds.

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