I'd happily move Brown and the pick stash to pick up Kawhi, but it's not happening.
I also don't believe Kawhi wants out. That assertion comes from Jalen Rose (lol). First of all, he's no source. Second, his reasoning makes little sense. The Spurs are struggling to attract elite talent? Lamarcus Aldridge exists as a counterpoint to that statement. Since then, their lack of available cap space - not this stupid "stars don't want to come to San Antonio because they'd have to work" idea put forth by Rose - is what has kept them from adding any more major pieces. But despite their apparent lack of elite talent, the Spurs have remained very relevant in the West even without Kawhi.
Get out of here with that. This crap is why fans are giving up on ESPN's analysis. Is there friction over this injury? Sure, I'd believe that; that makes sense to me. But Jalen Rose's opinion is useless and should be treated as such.