It was revealed by Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN that on Saturday after the Spurs won against the Minnesota Timberwolves that the Spurs held a team only meeting asking Kawhi Leonard to come back. It was reported the Spurs cleared out the locker room and held a team only meeting that was led by Tony Parker. In the meeting, the players talked with Kawhi Leonard and told him about their desire to have him back, that they need him and really implored him to come back and play with the team this season.
This report by Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN was revealed to be fabricated based on speculation the facts are the Spurs did hold a team meeting on Saturday but nothing went down the way ESPN is reporting it.
Danny Green Calling Out Adrian Wojnarowski
Couldn’t be anymore incorrect lol https://t.co/xo4yVyOvn2
— Danny Green (@DGreen_14) March 22, 2018
The meeting was a way for the players to try and re-connect with Kawhi Leonard as he is naturally an extrovert and stays to himself and does not talk much. This was also expressed by Manu Ginobili yesterday when he talked with the local media after the Spurs group photo.
Manu Ginobili On Kawhi Leonard
Here’s Manu Ginobili’s “he’s not coming back” quote about Kawhi Leonard today in full context. He said it after being asked if the mindset was still the same (H/T @tom_orsborn w/question) Kawhi still has not been ruled out for season (vid via @markmendez) #Spurs #KSATsports pic.twitter.com/8L8S5wSWBd
— RJ Marquez (@KSATRJ) March 21, 2018
Patty Mills On Kawhi Leonard
Mills said Leonard has made it clear to his teammates that he has “taken control of what he can rehab-wise and injury-prevention-wise” and is “doing all he can get back on the floor. And we trust him in that.” #Spurs
— Tom Orsborn (@tom_orsborn) March 21, 2018
We can only hope that the Kawhi Leonards teammates can inspire him to come back before the regular season ends. The Spurs will need their star player if they hope to make a run deep into the NBA playoffs this season. What are your thoughts Spurs fans? Leave us a comment as we would love to hear from you.