Jakob Poeltl can sign a contract extension with the San Antonio Spurs, but the two sides are limited on the number that can be agreed upon at this point due to his current contract that pays $9.4 million. The two sides have reportedly discussed an extension, but Poeltl believes he can do better on the open market this offseason when his contract expires.
"Jakob Poeltl is in the final year of his contract," said Brian Windhorst. "From what I'm told, the Spurs discussed a contract extension with him, but he's limited by how much he can sign for. It's the same reason they traded Dejounte Murray. They did such a good job on the contract that it almost works against you because when you want to sign a player, the player wants more than you can give him because you're limited on how much of a raise you can give in an extension.
"I believe Poeltl can sign an extension that can average $14 million per year. That's pretty good money for him, but he thinks he can do better and I don't blame him the way he's playing he probably can.
"Maybe the Spurs get to the offseason and re-sign him. He's headed for free agency. He can reverse course and take the extension offer. I don't know that's what they offered. I know the max they can offer him $14.5 million, $15 million on average.
"He is a trade candidate."