Restricted free agent forward Kawhi Leonard has reportedly agreed to a five-year, $90 million maximum contract to remain with the San Antonio Spurs, according to CBSSports.com.
Yahoo.com’s Adrian Wojnarowski first reported that Leonard and the Spurs were closing in on a deal early Wednesday morning, soon followed by a report from CBSSports.com’s Ken Berger:
The Spurs selected the 6-foot-7 forward out of San Diego State with the No. 15 overall pick in the 2011 NBA draft. He has since emerged into one of the premier young stars of the league .
Leonard, who is only 24 years old, was named the most valuable player of the 2014 NBA Finals. Last season, he averaged career highs in every major statistical category with 16.5 points, 7.2 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 2.3 steals a game en route to being named the 2014-15 NBA defensive player of the year.
According to CBSSports.com, Leonard will not officially sign his new deal until the Spurs meet with Portland Trailblazers unrestricted free agent forward LaMarcus Aldridge on Wednesday night.
San Antonio has been all-in to land Aldridge, with future Hall of Famer Tim Duncan set to sit in on the meeting between the two parties.