Report: Spurs, Kawhi Leonard agree to framework of max contract
The deal still has to be worked out over the next several days, according to Wojnarowski.
“I have every intention of signing with the San Antonio Spurs,” Leonard said to Yahoo! Sports in a statement. “There are details in the contract which need to be worked out with the organization. I am confident that this will be accomplished.”
Leonard averaged career highs of 16.5 points, 7.2 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 2014–15 to go along with 47.9% shooting. In 2014, Leonard was named NBA Finals MVP when he helped the Spurs defeat the Miami Heat in five games.
The 24-year-old has played his entire four-year career with San Antonio.
NBA free agency began Wednesday. Players cannot officially sign contracts until July 10.
The Spurs finished 55–27 last season, losing to the Los Angeles Clippers in seven games in the first round of the playoffs.
- Molly Geary