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Spurs hoping to offer Kawhi Leonard supermax contract of $219M, reports say

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Rumours of a rift between superstar Kawhi Leonard and the San Antonio Spurs may have been greatly exaggerated, or at least fixable with a large sum of money.

The Spurs are trying to meet with Leonard and his reps in hopes of discussing a five-year $219-million contract extension according to Tom Orsborn of the San Antonio Express-News.

Leonard will be eligible for the super-max after July 1. If he decides against it, the 26-year-old 2014 Finals MVP can hit the open market in 2019. San Antonio will be the only team however that can offer him the super-max.

It's been a tough season for both Leonard and the Spurs as the two side have reportedly been at odds for months. ESPN reported back in January that there had been "months of discord" surrounding the star player's rehab on an injured right quadriceps.

In March it was reported that Tony Parker led a players-only meeting to get Leonard back on the court.

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Leonard only ended up playing in nine games this season averaging 16.2 points, 4.7 rebounds and 2.0 steals.

If the Spurs can't find a way to keep Leonard in-house, there will be no shortage of suitor for his services.

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