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The San Antonio Spurs still haven’t met with superstar Kawhi Leonard since the season ended but are hoping that will change soon.
The Spurs want to meet with Leonard and his representatives to mend the relationship and come to terms on a five-year, $219 million supermax contract, according to the San Antonio Express-News.
Leonard can sign the extension with the Spurs starting July 1st. The two-time Defensive Player of the Year only appeared in nine games this season due to a lingering quadriceps injury. Leonard was cleared by team doctors to return but was never cleared by his own doctors to play.
The Spurs’ brass is operating under the assumption that coach Gregg Popovich, who repaired his relationship with power forward LaMarcus Aldridge, can talk to Leonard and convince him to sign the supermax extension.
San Antonio is currently rejecting trade offers from rival teams but will explore the trade market if Leonard doesn’t intend to sign the supermax deal.
The Philadelphia 76ers, Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers are three teams expected to try and trade for Leonard.