Sports, locked up the 6-foot-7 forward with a five-year contract that could be worth $90 million. San Antonio came within a Chris Paul buzzer beater of advancing to face the Rockets in the second round in what was a rare first-round exit for the silver and black. But less than two days away from free agency, there doesn’t appear to be a marriage brewing between the sides. He will meet with the Mavericks, Lakers, Clippers and Knicks, according to a person with direct knowledge of the plans who spoke on condition of anonymity because the center’s agenda was not being revealed publicly. Love, who missed most of the Cavs’ run to the National Basteball Association Finals after suffering a dislocated shoulder in the playoffs, joined the Cavs last offseason via trade from the Minnesota Timberwolves. The veteran center has re-upped for next season after Mike Monroe of the Express News tweeted that Duncan said, “I’ll be on the court next year”. The rule suggests that a special contract is reserved for players that have started an All-Star Game at least twice or named Most Valuable Player or make it to an All-NBA Team. The framework is what Leonard and his agent were looking for, meaning his appearance on the free agent market may be very short-lived.
The final terms won’t be established until next week when the maximum salary is finalized. Knight will be the cornerstone point guard in Phoenix for the next few years alongside Eric Bledsoe.
Just to give you an idea, that is $18 million per year.
Cavaliers pick up player option on Timofey Mozgov. Leonard averaged 19.2 points over the last 25 games of the regular season, hitting 53.6 percent of his shots in addition to averaging 2.7 steals. Next year might not even be his last. San Antonio is also reportedly meeting with LaMarcus Aldridge today.
Chris Broussard of ESPN.com reported the deal is for four years and $45 million.
Timmy says a chat with head coach Gregg Popovich this Wednesday helped him make up his mind to lace up his kicks for yet another season.