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Lakers rebuffed by Spurs during call about Kawhi Leonard

The Los Angeles Lakers contacted the San Antonio Spurs after Kawhi Leonard's public trade request last week but immediately felt the Spurs had no intention of engaging in any dialogue, sources close to the situation told ESPN.

As one Lakers source put it, "They basically shut the door on us."

No players were discussed and as ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported Thursday, there has been no further dialogue between the teams.

Leonard has expressed a preference to be traded to Los Angeles, specifically the Lakers.

However when the Lakers called to express interest in Leonard, they were given the distinct impression the Spurs had no interest in doing business with them, according to sources.