clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Should the Spurs offer Kawhi Leonard the supermax?

The most simple and unlikely outcome could take place tomorrow and put all of this Kawhi Leonard nonsense to rest.

NBA: Playoffs-San Antonio Spurs at Memphis Grizzlies Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports

Today is the day that many Spurs fans have been waiting for, the day that the Spurs can offer Kawhi Leonard the $221M supermax contract making him the highest paid player in the NBA. It is not known if the Spurs will indeed offer Leonard the supermax as he was only able to play a novenary of games this season. In addition, his health has been a relative unknown with information being doled out incrementally by unnamed sources. At this point, it isn’t clear exactly what contact Gregg Popovich, R. C. Buford, and the Spurs have had with Leonard and rumors as to the few encounters since 2018 began differ from one pundit to another.

Offering Kawhi the supermax also doesn’t ensure his signing the five-year deal, which has also been reported to be the case. In the event the Spurs put the supermax on the table and Leonard does indeed reject it, we may never know as it is unlikely either side will speak out to the press directly.

So you can expect speculation in the form of league sources coming from various ends of the spectrum.

Of course, if the supermax is put forth and accepted, the Spurs/Leonard may be laid to rest for the time being.

So what do you think, Pounders? How will tomorrow turn out?


What will happen regarding the Spurs and Kawhi Leonard as it pertains to the supermax?

This poll is closed

  • 27%
    The Spurs will offer the supermax, and Kawhi Leonard will accept it.
    (1864 votes)
  • 14%
    The Spurs will offer the supermax, and Kawhi Leonard will reject it.
    (995 votes)
  • 22%
    The Spurs won’t offer the supermax tomorrow and wait for Kawhi to show he is healthy and ready for the 2018-19 season.
    (1531 votes)
  • 35%
    The Spurs won’t offer the supermax and Leonard will be traded.
    (2382 votes)
6772 votes total Vote Now

Feel free to expand on your response in the comments below and stay plugged in to PtR as any viable news is reported.

Welcome to The Thread. Join in the conversation, start your own discussion, and share your thoughts. This is the Spurs community, your Spurs community. Thanks for being here.

Our community guidelines apply which should remind everyone to be cool, avoid personal attacks, not to troll and to watch the language.