Kawhi Leonard has signed a four-year contract with the Los Angeles Clippers worth $176.3 million, which includes a player option for Year 4.
When Leonard first joined the Clippers, he signed a two-plus-one contract. Leonard declined his $36 million player option for 21-22 to become a free agent this offseason. Leonard was always widely expected to re-sign with the Clippers.
Leonard suffered a torn ACL in the Western Conference Semifinals and could miss the entire 21-22 season.
“Kawhi is a transcendent player and a relentless worker who improves himself every day,” said Lawrence Frank. “We share many of the same goals, which include a long-term relationship. This agreement marks another important moment for our franchise and our fans, as we strive to create a championship-caliber organization, where players find the success and fulfillment they seek. We’re eager to continue building with Kawhi. For now, we will do whatever we can to support him in his recovery from injury. We look forward to seeing him back where he wants to be, on the court with his teammates.”
Paul George signed a four-year, $190 million extension last December. Both Clippers' stars have player options in their contracts aligned for the 24-25 season.