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San Antonio Spurs: Sean Elliott thinks Kawhi Leonard is still happy with SAS

By Rob Wolkenbrod
DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 30: Kawhi Leonard #2 of the San Antonio Spurs handles the ball against the Detroit Pistons on December 30, 2017 at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan. 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. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2017 NBAE (Photo by Brian Sevald/NBAE via Getty Images)
DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 30: Kawhi Leonard #2 of the San Antonio Spurs handles the ball against the Detroit Pistons on December 30, 2017 at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan. 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. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2017 NBAE (Photo by Brian Sevald/NBAE via Getty Images) /
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San Antonio Spurs great and commentator Sean Elliott thinks Kawhi Leonard still likes the organization and has a great relationship with Gregg Popovich.

The Kawhi Leonard saga brought a number of takes to the forefront. One of the most recent was San Antonio Spurs legend David Robinson, who weighed in on FanSided’s On the Mark. Former Spur Stephen Jackson ripped his former teammates for their treatment of Leonard.

Before Tuesday’s game against the Washington Wizards, Spurs great and commentator Sean Elliott spoke to TMZ Sports (h/t Bleacher Report) about Leonard and had a positive attitude on it. He believed there’s a great relationship between the player and head coach Gregg Popovich, along with an appreciation for the city of San Antonio:

“I think [Leonard’s] really happy in San Antonio,” Elliott said. “The city’s been good to him. The organization’s been great to him. He has a great relationship with Pop.”

It’s one of the rare times a positive outlook was given by someone potentially close to the situation. Even beyond the players, including comments from Manu Ginobili. 

With the various public statements from those connected to the Spurs, it’s still impossible to know the situation behind the scenes. Leonard could be happy one day and angry the next. There might be an angry players-only meeting and one that’s calm, cool and collective. Maybe there will be another return rumor that gets squashed hours later. There’s just too many variables and different comments to flesh this situation out, and may not be solved until Leonard returns to the court, signs a contract extension or leaves via an offseason trade.

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Where will this situation trend toward next?

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