The San Antonio Spurs are expected to offer Kawhi Leonard a max contract in free agency this summer.
The San Antonio Spurs won the 2014 NBA Finals, and Kawhi Leonard was the MVP of the series. As the Spurs look to defend their title in 2015, Leonard picked up another honor winning the Defensive Player Of The Year Award.
With a player who has proven himself on the offensive nad defensive side of the court, it is no wonder that there is a strong case to make for him contending for the MVP next year.
With that kind of upside, the Spurs can’t risk letting him leave in NBA free agency, and they plan on offering him a max deal as soon as free agency begins.
"For now, there’s no scenario where Leonard plans to pursue offer sheets on the market, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.Leonard wants to be a Spur, and the Spurs are expected to come calling on July 1 with the max offer that they resisted delivering Leonard in the preseason, a move born out of preserving cap space to bring on a star free agent this summer."
This is also rewarding Leonard for the work that he has done so far in his career, not entirely about preventing him leave.
Adrian Wojnarowski also discusses at length the potential Leonard has to recruit other free agents to San Antonio, to help him carry the dynasty past the era of Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker.