Well, this isn’t exactly a surprise.
The most recent NBA Finals MVP will more than likely be staying in San Antonio for years to come.
“For now, there’s no scenario where Leonard plans to pursue offer sheets on the market, league sources tell Yahoo Sports,” wrote Adrian Wojnarowski.
“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.”
Leonard is a restricted free agent this Summer. Meaning that a team could hypothetically offer him an enormous contract and steal him away from the Spurs, but ONLY IF the Spurs decided against matching the offer. Basically, the Spurs have final say where Kawhi will play next year, and they’d be crazy to let him go.
With the impending retirement of Duncan and the proverbial passing of a torch to Leonard, who, then, will be the next superstar for him to feed off of? ESPN believes that LaMarcus Aldridge would be a logical suitor, given the fact that he’s from Texas and is an unrestricted free agent this summer.
Sorry, basketball fans, but it doesn’t appear the Spurs dynasty is going anywhere anytime soon.