By Danny Picard
BOSTON — What exactly does Kawhi Leonard want?
Everyone seems to think they know. They tell us he wants to play in Los Angeles. They remind us that he quit on his team in San Antonio, that he doesn’t want to play for the Spurs anymore.
So that’s it then. Leonard is going to LA. Whether it’s the Lakers or the Clippers, whether he gets traded this summer or opts out next summer and signs as a free agent, Leonard is LA-bound. Let’s move on, right?
Not so fast.
With the NBA Draft this week, trade rumors are surely going to heat up. And Leonard’s name will be smack dab in the middle of them. Why? Because he’s obviously unhappy in San Antonio. But also because he might not end up in LA like everyone suggests.
I mean, honestly, there are probably a lot of NBA players who want to play in LA. Doesn’t mean they ever end up there. And if Leonard doesn’t end up in LA, it’s because somebody swooped in and stole his heart.
I want that somebody to be Danny Ainge.