Pounding the Rock editor-in-chief J. R. Wilco visited with Matt Perrault Wednesday on SB Nation Radio explain how to dissect today’s draft in the shadows of the uncertainty surrounding Kawhi Leonard’s future with the Silver & Black.
Mr. Wilco shared how the meeting between Gregg Popovich and KL’s team turned out in light of a lack of conclusive statements afterward. Leonard’s absence throughout the season paired with his postseason disappearing act set up last week’s trade request.
With discrepancies in value and Leonard’s camp claiming the Lakers as the only preferred destination, trading Kawhi Leonard could be tricky. Getting proper value is the toughest assignment for PATFO before the draft picks become players.
“There are so few guys who can give you what he can give you LeBron..KD…Russell..James Harden…we’re talking about a really short list of guys. You are always going to lose in this deal. Spurs fans are at this point, we know we are going to lose.”
In addition, there was hypothesis on how tonight’s NBA Draft might become an event for Spurs fans.
“They end up dealing him and they get something back for him. On the cusp of the draft, with the whole idea the Spurs can make something out of nothing I see them swinging something on draft night while the entire time representing that they won’t in order to keep everything as quiet from Kawhi’s camp as possible.”
To listen to the interview, play it in the link below.