Kawhi Leonard Set to Become Restricted Free Agent in 2015

Kawhi Leonard Set to Become Restricted Free Agent in 2015

According to Yahoo! Sports, Brian Elfus (Leonard's agent) has confirmed that contract extensions have concluded between the Spurs and Leonard, who is seeking a max-contract.

Leonard, 23, is quickly emerging as one of the top talents in the league and was named the 2014 NBA Finals MVP.

Elfus told Yahoo! Sports, "He’s done everything the Spurs have asked of him, exceeded all of their expectations. Coach [Gregg] Popovich has gone out of his way to call Kawhi the future face of the franchise."

However, the Spurs have refrained from offering Leonard a max-deal. With an extension out of reach, Leonard is set to test free agency as a restricted free agent next summer. While capable of receiving offers from other teams, as a restricted free agent, the Spurs will be allowed to match any offer made to him.

Elfus states, “There will be no shortage of teams interested in Kawhi’s services next year. There will be a lot of contract scenarios available to us, and we will explore them all.”

If the Spurs are unwilling to offer Leonard a max-contract now, will they be willing to match a max-contract offer from another team during? Only time will tell.

Leonard averaged 12.8 points per game, 6.2 rebounds per game, 2 assists per game, and 1.7 steals per game last season.


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