San Antonio Spurs
Kawhi Leonard played just nine games this season due to injury. (Getty Images North America)

Despite a tumultuous, ongoing awkward relationship with Kawhi Leonard, the San Antonio Spurs remain hopeful they can meet with Leonard and his team to mend fences and agree to a supermax contract, according to Tom Orsborn of the San Antonio Express News.

Still, the Spurs hope to meet with Leonard and his representatives soon in a bid to mend fences and pave the way for Leonard to come to terms on a five-year $219 million supermax contract that he will be eligible to receive starting July 1. If attempts to patch up the relationship fail, the Spurs will be forced to explore trading a player coach Gregg Popovich once labeled “the future face of the franchise.”

Several teams across the league have reached out to the Spurs with hopes of trading for Kawhi Leonard, according to media reports. San Antonio has yet to shop Leonard around the league.

Leonard has mostly remained away from the team this season, missing all but nine games of action. During practices, film sessions and events Leonard kept away from his teammates and coaches, raising questions about his status with the team. The Spurs have labeled Leonard’s absence as a quad injury.

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