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Gregg Popovich admitted the Spurs had identified Leonard weeks earlier – "targeted him all along,"...

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Gregg Popovich admitted the Spurs had identified Leonard weeks earlier – "targeted him all along," in Popovich’s words – and spent draft night discreetly trying to trade for a mid-first round pick. The Spurs traded George Hill in exchange for Leonard’s rights after the Indiana Pacers selected Leonard with the 15th pick. "If you’re going to get something good," Popovich says, "you’re going to have to give up something good. It was tough, but we did it … We were fortunate enough to get him."

This isn't Warriors related per se, but it strikes me as the kind of thing we need to be doing going forward. I've already said I'd trade Monta for a mid- to late first round pick. If there's a guy we "secretly" want *cough*Fab Melo*cough*, that's what we're going to have to do. Spurs Secretly Targeted Kawhi Leonard In Draft #SpursLogic
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