Despite Ongoing Tension, Spurs Expected to Offer Kawhi Leonard Supermax Contract
Leonard will be eligible to sign a supermax on July 1.
Despite a season full of back-and-forth over a quad injury that the Spurs and Kawhi Leonard could never get on the same page about, the organization is reportedly still planning on going all out to retain their homegrown superstar.
Real GM (and the San Antonio Express News) reports that the Spurs are still looking to meet with Leonard (which they haven't done since the season ended) in the hopes to sign him to a supermax contract that's worth $219 million over five-years. If that doesn't work out, then they're expected to look for options on the trade market.
This past season Leonard, who was once called the "future face of the franchise" by coach Gregg Popovich, played just nine games, and appeared to take the advice of his own doctors over that of the team's.
The 26-year-old two-time All-Star and NBA Defensive Player of the Year is set to be a free agent in 2019, meaning he'll be eligible to sign a supermax deal with and only with the Spurs this upcoming July 1.
Only time will tell how this all plays out.