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There was no surprise here; just minutes after the NBA free agency floodgates opened, Kawhi Leonard and the San Antonio Spurs shook hands on a maximum contract extension from his rookie deal.

Leonard confirmed the news to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports:

After the San Antonio Spurs presented an offer of a maximum contract extension to his representatives, star forward Kawhi Leonard has agreed to the framework of a five-year deal that could be worth in excess of $90 million, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

“I have every intention of signing with the San Antonio Spurs,” Leonard said in a statement. “There are details in the contract which need to be worked out with the organization. I am confident that this will be accomplished.”

Those details pertain to exactly how big the contract will be based on the finalized numbers, plus any potential opt-outs for Leonard.

Leonard is the reigning Defensive Player of the Year plus has become a central cog of the Spurs offense, averaging 16.5 points, 7.2 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game.

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Source: ProBasketballTalk