It's all about the fans!
The 2014 finals MVP Kawhi Leonard may have been disappointed when he did not get a max contract deal from the San Antonio Spurs on Oct 31st 2014. You could even argue that it affected his game more than his blurred vision from an eye infection suffered in the preseason. But lately Kawhi has been playing solid ball and has turned up his defensive intensity and has started looking like the 2014 Fianls MVP. Spurs head coach Greg Popovich even told Kawhi before they played the Los Angeles Clippers he wanted him to be selfish and take more shots and don’t look to pass take the shot he was told. After the game Greg Popovich was quoted as saying “We ran more plays for him tonight than I ever have in his career,” Popovich said afterward. “That’s the plan. We’ve got to start giving him the ball. You know, he’s the future. I don’t think Timmy (Duncan) and Manu (Ginobili) are going to play any more than maybe six or seven more years. So we’ve got to let somebody else do something.” After the Clipper game the normally candid Kawhi Leonard told reporters “I don’t think I’m going anywhere,” Leonard said. “I mean they love me here. I like the organization, and if it was up to me, I want to finish out with one team like a lot of great players have done, to stay with one organization their whole career and just be loyal to that. You never know. We’ll see what happens next summer, but I’m pretty sure I’ll be in a Spurs jersey for my whole life.” With that statement it is pretty clear that Kawhi wants to be a San Antonio Spur for life and and this summer I expect he will get his max contract deal.