Spurs' Leonard to become free agent

Posted by C.L. Anthony on Friday, October 31, 2014 with No comments
The San Antonio Spurs and F Kawhi Leonard have failed to come to terms on a contract extension.  The lack of a deal will allow Leonard to become a restricted free agent.

“We feel Kawhi is deserving of a max contract, and we are disappointed that something couldn’t get done,” Leonard's agent said. “There’s no debating Kawhi’s value. The market has been set. 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. We have great respect for the Spurs organization, but here, we simply agree to disagree.

“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.”