June 1, 2023

Jakob Poeltl Expects To Make More In Free Agency Than What Spurs Can Offer On Extension

Jakob Poeltl can sign a contract extension with the San Antonio Spurs, but the two sides are confined on the quantity that can be agreed upon at this position owing to his current agreement that pays $9.4 million. The two sides have reportedly mentioned an extension, but Poeltl thinks he can do much better on the open marketplace this offseason when his deal expires.

“Jakob Poeltl is in the remaining calendar year of his contract,” said Brian Windhorst. “From what I am told, the Spurs mentioned a contract extension with him, but he’s restricted by how much he can indication for. It is really the same rationale they traded Dejounte Murray. They did this kind of a excellent career on the deal that it just about will work versus you simply because when you want to indicator a participant, the participant wants a lot more than you can give him since you might be minimal on how significantly of a elevate you can give in an extension.

“I believe that Poeltl can indication an extension that can normal $14 million per calendar year. That’s rather great funds for him, but he thinks he can do better and I do not blame him the way he is playing he likely can.

“Perhaps the Spurs get to the offseason and re-indicator him. He’s headed for cost-free company. He can reverse class and acquire the extension provide. I really don’t know that is what they available. I know the max they can supply him $14.5 million, $15 million on typical. 

“He is a trade applicant.”