Several young players are in the process of negotiating new contracts, and Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard is among them.

The Finals MVP, who is one of the best up-and-comers in the league, expects to receive a maximum contract. His negotiations w

ith the San Antonio Spurs have failed to gather any real traction, however, according to Adrian Wojnarowski.

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If Leonard's talks with the Spurs do not pick up prior to Oct. 31, which is the deadline for extension agreements for the class of 2011, he will become a restricted free agent in July.

The effort is being made at the moment, as Leonard's agent, Brian Elfus, has met with Spurs general manager R.C. Buford, according to Wojnarowski. But if the Spurs want to keep Leonard, they'll eventually have to shell out money comparable to the deals of the Dallas Mavericks' Chandler Parsons or Utah Jazz's Gordon Hayward.

The ceiling for what the Spurs can offer Leonard peaks at five years and $90 million, which would make him their one designated player.

Leonard, who has missed preseason with an eye infection, averaged 12.8 points, 6.2 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 29 minutes last year.