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Celtics are among the teams that reportedly have made an offer for Kawhi Leonard

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The Celtics made an offer to the Spurs for star forward Kawhi Leonard, according to ESPN.

ESPN reported Wednesday that the Celtics, Cavaliers, 76ers, and Clippers have all made offers for Leonard, who reportedly requested a trade this month.

The Spurs have acknowledged their fractured relationship with Leonard, but general manager R.C. Buford recently said the team’s first option would be to retain the 26-year-old All-Star.

“He’s under contract for another year,” Buford said. “Our goal is to keep him as part of our program for a long time.” Leonard played just nine games last season.

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The team at the top of Leonard’s list reportedly is the Lakers. However, ESPN previously reported the Lakers felt rebuffed after their initial conversation with the Spurs.

ESPN reported Wednesday that the pressure for the Lakers to lock down Leonard is growing, but San Antonio is not in any rush to secure a deal before the NBA trade deadline in February 2019.

ESPN reported earlier this month that Boston had made San Antonio an offer for Leonard before the last trade deadline in February 2018.

The Spurs reportedly turned the deal down and did not make the Celtics a counterproposal.

The ESPN report did not specify which player(s) and/or draft asset(s) were included in either version of Boston’s offer.