Spurs Willing To Offer Kawhi Leonard SuperMax Contract If He Comes Back To The Team
The last thing the San Antonio Spurs want to do is part ways with a talent like Kawhi Leonard. They are willing to do just about anything to fix this situation, even if that means offering him an insane amount of money.
According to Tom Orsborn of the San Antonio Express-News, San Antonio is willing to meet with Kawhi’s team “in a bid to mend fences and pave the way for Leonard to come to terms on a five-year, $219 million supermax contract that he will be eligible to receive starting July 1.”
Kawhi’s issue with the team stemmed from him wanting to rehab his quad injury away from the team and with his own group. That apparently “created a rift between him and the Spurs, as well as many of their fans.”
During the 2017-2018 season, he only suited up for nine games, none of which were in the postseason. He didn’t even bother to show up on the bench to watch his teammates battle the Golden State Warriors. It was reported just last week that the Spurs front office won’t accept anything less than a “grand-slam offer” if they were going to trade the 26-year-old this offseason.
Before his injury in the playoffs last season, Kawhi averaged a career-best 25.5 points per game in 2016-17.