NBA Draft Tracker: Spurs select G Lonnie Walker IV at 18; No imminent deal for Kawhi

By RJ Marquez - Digital Content Curator

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SAN ANTONIO - The 2018 NBA Draft is being held Thursday but all eyes are also on Kawhi Leonard. Here's the latest:

JUST IN: The Spurs selected Lonnie Walker IV with the No. 18 pick in the 2018 NBA Draft. Walker is a 6-4 shooting guard out of Miami (FL).

Walker is being called one of the steals of the draft so far. He is projected to be a lockdown defender with a game tailor made for transition. One of the criticisms of Walker is he not consistent on the offensive end.

The Clippers were reportedly trying to lure the Spurs into a deal for Leonard.

Phoenix and Sacramento have made their selections. Both were rumored to be interested in trading for Leonard over the past week.

ESPN's Ramona Shelburne reported the Lakers asked about Leonard in the past week.

The Lakers have now reportedly reached out to the Spurs to inquire about Leonard, according to Yahoo! Sports' Shams Charania. 

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reports the Spurs are willing to listen to trade proposals for Leonard, but are not seeking offers. Wojnarowski adds there has been no dialogue between San Antonio and the Lakers.


The Spurs disgruntled all-star forward reportedly asked to be traded on Friday, preferably to the Los Angeles Lakers.

That has led some to believe the Spurs could make a draft day move that could alter the franchise moving forward.

Leonard and head coach Gregg Popovich met earlier this week in an effort to possibly mend the relationship.

The Spurs may have also wanted clarity from Leonard as to whether he definitively wants out of San Antonio so the team can prepare for possible trade proposals. 

Those trade proposals were initially rumored to include Phoenix's No. 1 pick and Sacramento's No. 2 pick. 

The Clippers were also reportedly putting together a package with the No. 12 and 13 picks. The Sixers, Celtics and Cavs were also in the mix. 

The draft begins at 6 p.m. Here's some of the latest rumors involving Leonard and the Spurs.

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