HoopsHype Kawhi Leonard rumors


October 31, 2014 Updates
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Marc Stein: Spurs just announced Kawhi Leonard is cleared to play Friday against Phoenix. Leonard missed Spurs' final six exhibition games thanks to nasty eye infection. Was only cleared to rejoin the team at Tuesday's shootaround Twitter @ESPNSteinLine

While the fourth-year player and the Spurs still have until Friday to get a deal done, all indications point to the Spurs not giving Leonard the deal he wants. Never mind that Popovich offered Leonard the highest of praise two years ago when he said "he'll be the face of the Spurs," or that Leonard went into the summer with all the momentum of being named the Finals MVP. USA Today Sports

October 29, 2014 Updates

If so, that would leave the Spurs without only starting forward Tiago Splitter, who is apparently now dealing with an unspecified back injury after the strained calf that sidelined him for the entire preseason, and reserve guard Patty Mills, expected to be out until roughly January after offseason shoulder surgery. “Don’t take this to the bank,” Popovich said, “but I’m guessing he is probable for Friday. Tiago and Mills will be out, but Kawhi might be back. We have two days to practice and get him out on the floor. We want to make sure he doesn’t infect anyone else.” San Antonio Express-News

October 28, 2014 Updates

Having joined Jordan Brand this summer, reigning Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard will sport his own logo this season whenever he’s finally healthy enough to take the court. It’s a clever take on “The Klaw” gesture his teammates have taken to making whenever Leonard uses his 9 3/4-inch mitts to do something out of the ordinary on the court. Look carefully and you’ll notice Leonard’s initials incorporated into the logo, which will be worn on the retro Jordans that Leonard favored even before joining the brand. It also looks like there’s a small “2″ notched into the base of the index finger. Leonard signed with Jordan this summer to join Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, Russell Westbrook, Victor Oladipo and Jabari Parker. San Antonio Express-News

October 27, 2014 Updates

The Spurs have until Friday to reach a contract extension with small forward Kawhi Leonard, lest he become a restricted free agent next summer. Barring significant movement in the final week of negotiations, the Finals MVP appears headed in that direction. The Express-News can confirm the gist of this morning’s Yahoo! Sports report: Leonard is seeking a maximum extension, and the Spurs are balking at giving it to him. San Antonio Express-News

As Kawhi Leonard holds firm on his desire for a maximum contract, extension talks with the San Antonio Spurs have failed to gather traction despite a looming Friday deadline, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Leonard, the 2014 NBA Finals Most Valuable Player, would become a restricted free agent in July without an extension agreement by midnight Oct. 31 – the deadline for eligible extensions for the NBA's draft class of 2011 Yahoo! Sports

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