For a usually stable franchise, the San Antonio Spurs dealt with a lot of drama this season.
And as is usually the case, other NBA GM’s were quick to take advantage. According to ESPN.com’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Spurs reportedly received an offer from the Boston Celtics prior to this year’s trade deadline revolving around their biggest star, Kawhi Leonard. And, according to the same report, the Spurs rejected the offer.
Despite all the speculation regarding Kawhi (past and present), the Spurs remain “resistant” to trading him, with teams like the Celtics, Sixers, and Lakers being interested in making a deal for him. This news comes along with additional reports that San Antonio intends to offer Kawhi a lucrative super-max contract extension this summer, to come via a sit down between Kawhi and Pop in the coming weeks.
It sounds like things in San Antonio are starting to clean-up. But the question going forward is whether they follow through on their attempts to keep their superstar. If their relationship breaks down again or if the Spurs receive an enticing enough offer, things could get interesting. And if Leonard does stay, let’s not forget about LeBron James, who could end up joining him in San Antonio this July if things work out.
In a summer of change and opportunity, the Spurs find themselves with an unusual sense of mystery. For this team, so many factors impact how things move going forward, and it all centers around their 26-year-old superstar.
What comes next for Kawhi Leonard and the Spurs. Story on ESPN: https://t.co/l5ojTAUjtb
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 13, 2018