Kawhi Leonard has declined his $36 million player option for 2021-22 with the LA Clippers. Leonard will now be an unrestricted free agent.

Leonard is eligible to sign a maximum contract of $176 million over four years. Because Leonard has completed just two years with the Clippers, LA only has Early Bird for Leonard.

Leonard is coming off another All-NBA season, but tore his ACL in the second round of the 2021 playoffs. Leonard is still expected to land the maximum contract possible from the Clippers.