The San Antonio Spurs' offseason is here which also begins the summer of Kawhi Leonard. You know the story by now - he has been absent for most of the season, played nine games, in New York rehabbing his right quad, reports of an alleged rift between him and the team and this summer he could be offered the "supermax" deal worth $219 million. Toss in his sister stating Kawhi has no ill will towards the team and it's enough to make your head spin. And to add a new wrinkle in this saga, comes from a New York Daily News article penned by Frank Isola where an NBA executive hears Kawhi wants Head Coach Gregg Popovich's approach to team practices altered and "tweak some things." "Don't you have to sign him," asks one rival executive. "From what I understand, he wants (Gregg) Popovich to lighten up a little with practice and tweak some things. The Spurs may not want to change their ways, but this is Kawhi Leonard we're talking about." Note Leonard has a reputation of wanting to be the best player he can be and lightening up practices is not going to accomplish that.
Report: Kawhi Leonard has a list of demands for the Spurs
NBC San Antonio | Apr 26