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Another Major Step Has Been Taken In The Kawhi Leonard Saga

A view of Kawhi Leonard crouching down from the side.

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 18: Kawhi Leonard #2 of the San Antonio Spurs looks on during the first half of a game against the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on November 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

We've taken another major step in the Kawhi Leonard-San Antonio Spurs saga this offseason. There is now a massive contract potentially on the table.

Leonard, an All-NBA forward, is now able to receive a "supermax" contract offer from San Antonio. This contract is the biggest one available in the NBA. You're only eligible to receive it if you're an All-NBA player on the team that drafted you.

The Oklahoma City Thunder and Washington Wizards gave it to Russell Westbrook and John Wall last year.

Leonard is now eligible to receive it from San Antonio.

ESPN's Bobby Marks outlined the details:

Kawhi Leonard is now super max eligible (third year anniversary of the contract signed on July 16, 2015) to receive a five-year $221 million extension from the Spurs. If Leonard is traded, the most he could receive in an extension (six months after the trade) would be $108 million over four-years (starting in 2019-20).

Leonard would be eligible to sign a five-year $190 million contract as a free agent with the team acquiring him or four-years $141 million with a team that has cap space. Leonard would not be super max eligible as a free agent with the new team acquiring him even if he earned All-NBA honors in 2018-19.

Leonard, of course, is not expected to sign this contract, but you never know what's going to happen in the NBA.

Stay tuned.