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Counter-report: Kawhi Leonard consistent in desire to join Lakers

San Antonio Spurs v Los Angeles Lakers

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Kawhi Leonard #2 of the San Antonio Spurs drives to the basket as he gets past Brandon Ingram #14 of the Los Angeles Lakers in the second half of the game at Staples Center on February 26, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Spurs won 119-98. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)

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Word emerged a couple weeks ago Kawhi Leonard wants to leave the Spurs – ideally for Los Angeles, particularly the Lakers.

Then, LeBron James agreed to sign with the Lakers.

That has made Leonard less interested in the Lakers and more interested in the Clippers, according to Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports.

On the other hand…

Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN:

Leonard has been very consistent – well, really, privately – that he wants to go to the Lakers.

It’d be easy to chalk up Charania’s scoop as San Antonio trying to create leverage in trade talks by projecting multiple suitors for Leonard, and maybe that’s all this is. But Charania appears too plugged-in with Leonard to dismiss.

Then again, the reliable Wojnarowski is saying the opposite.

It’s becoming increasingly clear we know far less about Leonard than we thought. The quiet superstar’s intentions remain mysterious.