After two successful seasons with the Los Angeles Clippers, All-Star forward Kawhi Leonard has agreed to a new contract to remain in the City of Angels.
According to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, Leonard will sign a four-year, $176.3 million max contract with the Clippers.
The contract for Leonard includes three guaranteed years, with the fourth year serving as a player option, according to ESPN’s Bobby Marks.
Nonetheless, Leonard’s status for next season remains unclear, as he could miss the entire season due to a torn ACL injury he suffered in the second round of the NBA Playoffs against the Utah Jazz. The Clippers went on to win that series against the Jazz before being bounced from the playoffs by the Phoenix Suns, the eventual Western Conference Champion.
Prior the ACL injury, Leonard had a monster 2020-21 season, averaging 24.8 points, 6.5 rebounds and 5.2 assists per game and continuing to demonstrate the dominance that’s made him a household name.