Kawhi Leonard says he wants to end his career with the Spurs

Kawhi Leonard says he wants to end his career with the Spurs

Amid questions about his commitment to the San Antonio Spurs while battling an injury to his quadriceps, star forward Kawhi Leonard told reporters Wednesday that he "for sure" wants to end his career with the organization.

The main topic of conversation was the same as it has been all season: the odd, non-healing injury to the 26-year-old's quadriceps that has limited him to just nine games this season.

Leoanard made the remarks during an impromptu, four-minute press conference Wednesday morning following Spurs practice.

The 26-year-old Leonard won't be joining the Spurs on the upcoming three-game road trip, which kicks off Thursday against the Golden State Warriors, followed by games at Oklahoma City Thunder and Houston Rockets. In a clip posted to the ESPN website, Leonard said there isn't "friction" between himself and the Spurs franchise. "The progression that I've been making has been great, so I've just got to keep doing what I'm doing".

"I don't have a set date right now [for my return],"Leonard said, per ESPN's Michael C. Wright". I feel better, and I'm feeling more comfortable". The San Antonio Spurs star didn't make his season debut until December 12 and was shut down once again after appearing in just nine games.

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He also tried to quash the idea that there is a lot of tension in his relations with the Spurs, saying he wants to stay a Spur for his entire career.

"It's been tough but these guys (have) been doing it all season", Leonard said.

"Sure, with taking the right steps", Leonard said. I talk to Pop everyday. He knows what the progressions were.

A healthy Kawhi Leonard would definitely be a welcome addition to this Spurs team. "They're playing well. I've just got to get better, I can't come back unhealthy". San Antonio plays 15 of its last 18 games against opponents with winning records. They understand the situation that I'm in.

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